AAAA is a domain name record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which every Internet protocol address comprises of four sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the tremendously smaller selection of unique IPs that the present system supports and also the fast 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 wish to point a domain address to a machine that uses this type of an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records have the exact same function, yet different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you would like to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted inside your cloud hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and it'll enable you to create or modify every record with ease. As soon as you log in and go to the DNS Records section, where you can find all current records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll simply have to click the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that'll show up, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it is as easy as that. The new record is going to be fully active within no more than an hour and the hostname which you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you are also going to be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be live after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it is going to take you only a few clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. In case you have never had a web hosting account before, you'll not experience any issues since you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All the DNS records for your domain addresses will be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you'll see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you're going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with only several mouse clicks you can select the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it will be set up. After that, simply paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and 1 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 operating after you edit it or remove it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds if the other provider demands it.