AAAA is a domain name record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system where every single IP address is comprised of four sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the tremendously smaller amount of unique IPs the present system supports and the fast increase of devices that are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain name to a server that uses such an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the exact same function, yet different notations are used, so as to separate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you wish to use a domain name or a subdomain you have within a cloud web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do that through our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you go to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the area in which you can set up any DNS record, so you just have to choose the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and input the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Even if you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any difficulties as Hepsia is very user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they demand it, you are also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you are going to be able to create it in a few very simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all current records or create new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to pick the domain/subdomain that you'd like to edit, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they need it, you can also change the TTL value, which outlines the time this record is going to be working with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.