AAAA is a domain name record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where each and every Internet protocol address is comprised of 4 groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs which the existing system supports and the speedy increase of units which are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to forward a domain name to a machine that uses this sort of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records have the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain you have in a cloud web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than just a few clicks to do this using our powerful, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. After you visit the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the area in which you can set up any DNS record, so you simply have to select the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down menus and input the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. If you happen to have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any issues as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. In case they demand it, you are also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it will remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, 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 that you've set up under it, you are going to be able to create it within a few very simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all current records or create new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to pick the domain/subdomain that you'd like to change, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate globally and your domain address will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they require it, you can even modify the TTL value, which shows the time this record will be working with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.