AAAA is a domain record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system where every IP address consists of 4 sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the substantially smaller amount of unique IPs the existing system supports and also the fast increase of products which 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 wish to direct a domain to a server which uses this sort of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Hosting
If you'd like to set up a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted within your hosting account, it won't take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and it'll permit you to set up or change any record effortlessly. Once you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you can find all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll just have to click the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that will show up, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it is as simple as that. The new record will be 100% active within only 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds the new record will be working after you eventually change it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one effortlessly for any domain or subdomain you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other company you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to edit the record anytime if needed. If the other provider requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting too. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will keep working after you edit it or remove it and the time is in seconds.