AAAA is a domain name record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system where each IP 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 includes 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this modification is the significantly smaller amount of unique IPs that the existing system supports and the quick increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to forward a domain name to a web server which uses this type of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the exact same function, but different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party company and you have to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks through the Hepsia CP, supplied with our cloud hosting solutions. After you sign in, you have to visit the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all records for every domain address or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you could edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that specifies how long the record is going to be live after you modify it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be working in just an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company features a few very easy steps, that you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You will need to pick the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domains and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can quickly point any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It's going to take mere seconds for the new record to be working and just around an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider can also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.