AAAA is a domain name record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system in which every single IP address consists of four groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs that the existing system supports and the rapid increase of gadgets that are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to forward a domain address to a machine that uses this type of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records have the same exact function, but different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
If you need to set up a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted in your web hosting account, it will not take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and is going to permit you to set up or change any record effortlessly. As soon as you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all present records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll just have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that'll appear, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it is as simple as that. The new record shall be fully active within a maximum of an hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you will also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds the new record will be active after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one with no trouble for every domain address or subdomain you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other company you point the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually in the past. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to modify the record anytime if required. In case the other company needs a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting too. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will keep operating after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.