AAAA is a domain record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where every IP consists of 4 groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address features eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the tremendously smaller range of unique IPs which the existing system supports as well as the quick increase of devices that are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to forward a domain name to a server which uses this sort of an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the very same function, yet different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The advanced Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, provided with our cloud hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you're in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records that you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which just enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it's less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with in comparison with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be live and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. Additionally, there is an option to modify the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be active if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one with ease for every domain name or subdomain which you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other company you forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to edit the record at any time if required. In case the other provider demands a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting as well. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you change it or erase it and the time is in seconds.