AAAA is a domain name record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system where each IP comprises of four groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the considerably smaller amount of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the quick increase of products that are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain to a machine which uses this kind of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the same exact function, but different notations are used, to distinguish the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, bundled with our shared website hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. Once you are within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for any hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA and then simply type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain names, but it's extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to use than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. In addition, there’s an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be active if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If 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've set up, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. In case you have never had a web hosting account before, you will not face any troubles since you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you will see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with only several clicks you can choose the type of record you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be created. Then, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully active. As an optional setting, you may choose the length of time this record will be operating after you change it or remove it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds when the other company requires it.