AAAA is a domain name record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which each and every IP comprises of four groups of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, 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 transformation is the tremendously smaller selection of unique IPs which the existing system supports and the speedy increase of units which are connected to the Internet. 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 which uses such an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the exact same function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you've got to create an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all our cloud hosting plans. After you log in, you need to proceed to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all records for every domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an extra option you could edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which outlines how long the record is active after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in just an hour and will propagate globally a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you'll be able to create it in just a few quite simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all existing records or create new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to choose the domain/subdomain that you'd like to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record will propagate globally and your Internet domain will start directing to the third-party web server. If they require it, you can also change the TTL value, which outlines the time this record will be working with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.