AAAA is a domain record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where every single Internet protocol address is made up of four groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address features eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the substantially smaller amount of unique IPs the current system supports as well as the rapid increase of products which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to direct a domain name to a machine which uses this type of an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the same exact function, but different notations are used, to differentiate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

In order to use a domain name or a subdomain you have within a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do that by using our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. After you visit the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the spot where you could set up any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down navigation and type in the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Even if you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any problems as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. Provided they demand it, you will also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or erase it.

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 involves only a couple of simple steps, which you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You'll have to choose the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can quickly point any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It will take just a few seconds for the new record to be working and just around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider could also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.