AAAA is a domain address record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system where each Internet protocol address is made up of four sets of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the considerably smaller number of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the quick increase of products that are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to direct a domain to a web server which uses this sort of an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the exact same function, yet different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
The cutting-edge Hepsia website hosting CP, bundled with our web hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record easily. When you are within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for any hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA then simply type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ than compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be working if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've created under it, you will be able to create it in a few very simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all existing records or create new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to pick the domain/subdomain you need to modify, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain address will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they need it, you may also edit the TTL value, which reveals the time this record is going to be operating with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.