AAAA is a domain name record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where each and every IP is made up of 4 groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. However, an IPv6 address features eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the substantially smaller selection of unique IPs that the existing system supports and the rapid increase of products which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain to a server that uses such an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the same exact function, but different notations are used, so as to identify the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your website hosting account, it will not take you more than a couple of easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and it'll allow you to create or modify any record easily. After you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you can find all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that'll show up, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record shall be fully working within a maximum of an hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. When required, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds that the new record will be functioning after you eventually change it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our sophisticated cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one with ease for every domain 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 are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP in which you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually before. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to edit the record anytime if required. If the other service provider demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting also. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will continue working after you modify it or erase it and the time is in seconds.