AAAA is a domain record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system in which every IP address comprises of 4 groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has eight sets of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs that the present system supports and also the speedy increase of gadgets that are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to point a domain address to a machine which uses this type of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the exact same function, but different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you wish to use a domain address or a subdomain you have within a web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than a few clicks to do that through our effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the place where you could create any DNS record, so you just have to choose the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down options menu and enter the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any troubles as Hepsia is extremely intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. In case they require it, you'll also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a few really easy steps, which you'll be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You'll have to pick the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domains and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than several mouse clicks, so you can effortlessly point any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It takes just a few seconds for the new record to be working and just around an hour for it to propagate globally, so you'll be done in no time. The other company can also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.