AAAA is a domain address record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system in which each IP is made up of 4 groups of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. In contrast, an IPv6 address has eight sets of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the substantially smaller number of unique IPs the existing system supports as well as the speedy increase of devices which are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to point a domain to a machine which uses such an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the exact same function, yet different notations are used, to identify the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you would like to set up a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted in your shared website hosting account, it will not take you more than a few easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it'll permit you to set up or edit every record easily. Once you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domain names and subdomains, you will just have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up that'll appear, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it is as basic as that. The new record is going to be fully live within no more than 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually change it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it will take you just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. Even when you have never had a website hosting account before, you'll not face any issues because you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All of the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so once you go there, you will notice all records which have been created automatically or manually and you are going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with a few mouse clicks you can select the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be created. Afterwards, simply 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 can select how long this record is going to be operating after you modify it or remove it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds if the other service provider needs it.