AAAA is a domain record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system where each and every IP address is comprised of 4 groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this change is the tremendously smaller amount of unique IPs that the existing system supports and the rapid increase of gadgets which are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain name to a server which uses such an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the very same function, yet different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party service provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all of our shared web hosting packages. As soon as you log in, you will need to visit the DNS Records section where you are going to find all records for every domain name or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that specifies how long the record will be live after you edit it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be functioning in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is very easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have set up under it, you are going to be able to create it in just a few very simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all existing records or create new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to select the domain/subdomain you want to edit, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record is going to propagate globally and your Internet domain will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they demand it, you can even modify the TTL value, which reveals the time this record will be operating with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.