AAAA is a domain name record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system in which every single IP is comprised of four sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this transformation is the significantly smaller number of unique IPs that the present system supports as well as the rapid increase of units that are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to point a domain name to a machine which uses this sort of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records have the exact same function, but different notations are used, to differentiate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia website hosting CP, included with our cloud hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you are inside the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA then simply type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have 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 functioning and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. In addition, there’s an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be active if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it will take you just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even if you have never had a hosting account before, you will not encounter any problems because you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All the DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you will notice all records that have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with only a couple of mouse clicks you can choose the type of record you need and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. Afterwards, simply paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% live. As an optional setting, you can pick the time this record shall be active after you modify it or remove it in the future. This is actually 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 service provider demands it.