AAAA is a domain record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every Internet protocol address consists of 4 sets of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address features eight sets 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 present system supports and also the quick increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain to a web server which uses this sort of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the very same function, but different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you would like to set up a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted within your cloud hosting account, it will not take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and it'll permit you to create or change any record effortlessly. After you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you will just have to click on the "New" button, pick 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 change - it's as basic as that. The new record is going to be fully active within no more than one hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds which the new record will be active after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes a few simple steps, which you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You'll have to choose 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. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a couple of mouse clicks, so you can quickly point any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It will take mere seconds for the new record to be active and just about an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you'll be done in no time. The other service provider may also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.