AAAA is a domain name record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system where each IP consists of 4 sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes eight groups 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 present system supports as well as the fast increase of devices 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 name to a server which uses this kind of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you need to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted within your hosting account, it will not take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and it'll enable you to create or edit any record effortlessly. Once you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you can find all present records for your domains and subdomains, you will simply have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up that will show up, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it's as easy as that. The new record will be fully functioning within only 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you'll also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds that the new record will be functioning after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a couple of simple steps, which you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You will have to pick the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all your domain names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can easily forward any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It will take just a few seconds for the new record to be functioning and just about an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you will be done in no time. The other company may also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.