AAAA is a domain record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system in which each Internet protocol address is comprised of four groups of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the significantly smaller range of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the quick increase of units which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to point a domain to a server that uses this sort of an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, in order to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our cloud web hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record easily. When you are inside the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you will discover 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 the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA and then only enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain names, but it's less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ in comparison with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be working and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be active if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a few simple steps, which you'll be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You'll have to choose the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all of your domains and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can very easily direct any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It takes just a few seconds for the new record to be live and only around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you will be done in no time. The other company may also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.