AAAA is a domain name record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system where every Internet protocol address consists of four groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address has eight sets of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this transformation is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs which the current system supports and also the speedy increase of gadgets which are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to point a domain address to a server which uses this type of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the very same function, yet different notations are used, to distinguish the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have inside a cloud web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do this using our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you go to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the spot where you could set up any DNS record, so you only have to pick the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down options menu and type in the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any issues as Hepsia is quite user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they require it, you will also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a couple of really easy steps, that you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You'll need to pick the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all of your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than several clicks, so you can effortlessly forward any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It takes seconds for the new record to be active and only about an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider could also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.