AAAA is a domain address record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system in which each and every IP is made up of 4 sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address has 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this modification is the substantially smaller selection of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the quick increase of devices that are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to forward a domain address to a server that uses such an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you'd like to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted within your cloud website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a couple of easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and is going to permit you to create or edit every single record without difficulty. As soon as you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that'll show up, input or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it's as easy as that. The new record shall be fully functioning within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. When required, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds that the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you will be able to create it in a few quite simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with several clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to select the domain/subdomain you need to edit, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record is going to propagate globally and your domain address will start directing to the third-party server. If they require it, you could also edit the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be working with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.