AAAA is a domain name record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system where every single Internet protocol address consists of four sets of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the considerably smaller number of unique IPs the existing system supports as well as the speedy increase of devices that 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 name to a machine that uses this type of an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to identify the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our cloud web hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record with ease. When you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA after which just input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it is less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with than other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be working and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. Additionally, there is an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be functioning if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain within 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're going to be able to create it in just a few quite simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all existing records or create new ones with several clicks. All it takes to do that is to pick the domain/subdomain you want to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain address will start directing to the third-party web server. If they need it, you could also edit the TTL value, which shows the time this record is going to be operating with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any adjustments in the future.