AAAA is a domain record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system where every IP address consists of 4 groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the substantially smaller selection of unique IPs which the existing system supports and the quick increase of units which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to direct a domain address to a web server which uses this kind of an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to identify the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain or a subdomain that you have inside a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than a few mouse clicks to do this by using our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the spot where you can create any DNS record, so you simply have to choose the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down menus and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any issues as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. If they require it, you will also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it's going to remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it is going to take you only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. In case you have never had a web hosting account before, you will not face any difficulties because you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you will notice all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with only a few mouse clicks you can select the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely active. As an optional setting, you can choose the time this record is going to be functioning after you modify it or remove it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other service provider requires it.