AAAA is a domain record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system in which each and every IP address comprises of four sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address features eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the tremendously smaller selection of unique IPs which the present system supports as well as the quick increase of units that 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'd like to point a domain to a machine which uses this kind of an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the exact same function, yet different notations are used, to distinguish the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
In order 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 have to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks to do this through our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. After you navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the place where you can create any DNS record, so you just have to select the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and input the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Just in case you have no experience with such matters, you won't have any troubles as Hepsia is very user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. If they demand it, you will also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one easily for any domain name or subdomain that you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other company you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP where you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually before. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You're going to be able to modify the record anytime if required. In case the other service provider demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting too. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep operating after you change it or remove it and the time is in seconds.