AAAA is a domain name record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every IP is made up of 4 groups of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address has 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs the current system supports and also the speedy increase of devices that are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to point a domain address to a web server that uses this type of an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to identify the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Hosting
If you need to create a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted inside your hosting account, it won't take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and it'll permit you to set up or modify every record without difficulty. Once you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domains and subdomains, you'll simply have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up which will show up, input or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record is going to be 100% live within no more than one hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be live after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've set up under it, you'll be able to create it in a few quite simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all existing records or create new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to do this is to choose the domain/subdomain you need to modify, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate globally and your domain address will start forwarding to the third-party web server. If they require it, you may also modify the TTL value, which outlines the time this record will be operating with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.