AAAA is a domain address record, that is basically 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 IP address consists of four sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. However, an IPv6 address features eight sets of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this modification is the significantly smaller number of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the speedy increase of products which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to forward a domain to a server that uses this kind of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records provide the same exact function, but different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party company and you have to create an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with a couple of clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all our website hosting packages. Once you sign in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all of the records for every domain name or subdomain hosted within the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an extra option you could edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that specifies how long the record is going to be live after you modify it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be live in just an hour and will propagate globally a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created 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 domain names where you can find all current records or create new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to choose the domain/subdomain you want to change, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record will propagate world-wide and your Internet domain will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they demand it, you could also edit the TTL value, which shows the time this record will be operating with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any adjustments in the future.