AAAA is a domain record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system where every single Internet protocol address is made up 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 digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs the existing system supports as well as the speedy increase of units that are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain name to a machine that uses such an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to differentiate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you want to use a domain address or a subdomain that you have within a cloud website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than a few clicks to do that through our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. After you visit the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the place where you can set up any DNS record, so you simply have to choose the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down navigation and enter the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. If you happen to have no experience with such matters, you will not have any issues as Hepsia is quite intuitive and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. If they demand it, you will also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it will remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it is going to take you only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even if you have never had a website hosting account before, you will not encounter any troubles because you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so once you go there, you will notice all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with only a few mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it will be created. Next, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record will be completely live. As an optional setting, you may 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 requires it.