AAAA is a domain name record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system in which every IP consists of four groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address has eight sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the tremendously smaller number of unique IPs which the current system supports as well as the quick 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 want to forward a domain name to a web server which uses such an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the same exact function, but different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you want to use a domain or a subdomain you have within a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do that via our effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. Once you go to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the spot where you can create any DNS record, so you only have to select the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and enter the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Just in case you have no experience with such matters, you will not have any issues as Hepsia is quite user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. In case they require it, you will also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a couple of very easy steps, which you'll be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You'll need to select the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all your domain names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than several clicks, so you can effortlessly direct any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It takes mere seconds for the new record to be active and only about an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you'll be done in no time. The other service provider could also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.