AAAA is a domain address record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system where every single IP address is comprised of 4 groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address has eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs that the present system supports and the fast increase of products which are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to forward a domain address to a server that uses this sort of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the exact same function, yet different notations are used, so as to identify the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with our shared website hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record easily. When you're within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then simply enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it is not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to make use of than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be live and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be functioning if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our leading-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one with ease for any domain or subdomain that you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other provider you forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel where you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to change the record anytime if necessary. In case the other provider demands a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting as well. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will keep working after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.