AAAA is a domain name record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system in which every IP address is comprised of four sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this change is the considerably smaller number of unique IPs the current system supports as well as the quick increase of gadgets that are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to point a domain name to a web server which uses such an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party service provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with our cloud hosting solutions. As soon as you log in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all the records for every domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), that specifies how long the record is going to be functioning after you change it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in no more than an hour and will propagate globally a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company includes a few very easy steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You will need to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few clicks, so you can very easily forward any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It will take mere seconds for the new record to be functioning and only around an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other provider could also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.