AAAA is a domain record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which every Internet protocol address is comprised of 4 groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this change is the substantially smaller amount of unique IPs that the current system supports and also the speedy 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 need to direct a domain address to a server that uses this kind of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the very same function, yet different notations are used, to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you'd like to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted inside your cloud hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and it'll permit you to create or change any record effortlessly. When you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domains and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that will show up, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it is as simple as that. The new record is going to be 100% functioning within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds which the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If 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've set up, it will take you only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. In case you have never had a hosting account before, you will not encounter any issues since you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so once you go there, you'll see all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with a few clicks you can select the type of record that you need and for which domain name or subdomain it'll be set up. After that, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely active. As an optional setting, you can pick the time this record shall be working after you modify it or erase it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other provider requires it.