AAAA is a domain record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every IP consists of four sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs the existing system supports and the rapid increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to forward a domain to a web server that uses this kind of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the exact same function, yet different notations are used, to distinguish the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia web hosting CP, which comes with our cloud website hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. Once you are in the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA and then simply type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain addresses, but it is extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to use in comparison with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be working and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be working if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of simple steps, which you'll be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well. You'll 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 domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than several mouse clicks, so you can very easily point any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It will take mere seconds for the new record to be working and only about an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you will be done in no time. The other company may also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.