AAAA is a domain record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system in which every IP address is comprised of four groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs that the present system supports as well as the quick increase of gadgets that 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 forward a domain address to a server which uses this type of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the very same function, yet different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia website hosting CP, included with our website hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you are within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then just type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it is unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to use in comparison with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be working and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. In addition, there’s an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be working if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it is going to take you only a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia CP to do that. In case you have never had a web hosting account before, you will not encounter any issues since you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All of the DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so when you go there, you will notice all records which have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with only several mouse clicks you can select the type of record you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it's going to be created. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record will be completely active. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record is going to be functioning after you change it or delete it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds when the other company needs it.