AAAA is a domain address record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system where every single IP address is comprised of four groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address features eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this modification is the substantially smaller amount of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the quick increase of products that are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to forward a domain address to a web server that uses this type of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records have the very same function, but different notations are used, to separate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Hosting

The advanced Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with our hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record easily. When you are within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA and then just type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it's unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to make use of than compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record will be working and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There is also an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be functioning if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company features a few simple steps, which you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You'll need to select the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find your domains and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a couple of clicks, so you can quickly point any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It takes mere seconds for the new record to be functioning and just about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you'll be done in no time. The other service provider may also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.