AAAA is a domain address record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system in which every Internet protocol address comprises of four sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address features eight sets of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this modification is the tremendously smaller range of unique IPs that the current system supports and the quick increase of gadgets that are connected to the world wide web. An 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 create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the same exact function, yet different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain address or a subdomain you have inside a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than just a few clicks to do this via our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you go to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the place where you can create any DNS record, so you just have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and input the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. In case you have no experience with such matters, you will not have any problems as Hepsia is incredibly user-friendly and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they require it, you're also going to be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it is going to remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it will take you only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. In case you have never had a web hosting account before, you won't encounter any issues since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All of the DNS records for your domain addresses will be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you'll see 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 little pop-up will appear, so with a few mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Next, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record will be completely active. As an optional setting, you can select the length of time this record shall be active 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 standard 3600 seconds in case the other provider demands it.