AAAA is a domain record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system in which each Internet protocol address is comprised of 4 sets of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address features eight sets of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs the present system supports and also the quick increase of devices which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to forward a domain to a server which uses such an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the exact same function, yet different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Hosting
The state-of-the-art Hepsia web hosting CP, provided with our hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record with ease. When you're inside the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will discover all records you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA then simply type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it's less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to make use of than other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be functioning if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP to do that. Even if you have never had a web hosting account before, you won't experience any troubles as you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so once you go there, you'll see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with a couple of mouse clicks you can choose the type of record you need and for which domain or subdomain it will be set up. Next, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% functioning. As an optional setting, you can choose the length of time this record will be active after you change it or erase it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other company demands it.