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 existing IPv4 system where every Internet protocol address comprises of four groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address has eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the significantly smaller range of unique IPs that the current system supports and also the speedy increase of products which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain address to a web server which uses this type of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records have the same exact function, but different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
The state-of-the-art Hepsia website hosting CP, which comes with our web hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you are within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA and then just enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it is unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ in comparison with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be live and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other company. There is also an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be active if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other company may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you'll be able to create it within a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all current records or create new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to do that is to pick the domain/subdomain you need to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record will propagate world-wide and your domain will start directing to the third-party server. If they demand it, you can also modify the TTL value, which outlines the time this record will be functioning with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.