AAAA is a domain address record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which each Internet protocol address comprises of 4 groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address features eight sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs which the present system supports and also the speedy increase of products which are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to direct a domain address to a machine which uses this kind of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the very same function, yet different notations are used, to separate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you wish to use a domain name or a subdomain you have in a shared website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than only a few clicks to do that via our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. As soon as you navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the spot where you can create any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down options menu and type in the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Just in case you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any difficulties as Hepsia is quite user-friendly 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 require it, you are also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it will stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it will take you just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia CP to do that. Even when you have never had a hosting account before, you'll not encounter any troubles since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so once you go there, you will see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you're going to be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with only a couple of clicks you can choose the type of record that you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it will be created. Afterwards, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% active. As an optional setting, you may choose the time this record will be active after you change it or erase it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds when the other service provider demands it.