AAAA is a domain record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system in which every single IP is made up of 4 groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this transformation is the considerably smaller range of unique IPs which the current system supports and the speedy increase of gadgets which are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to point a domain name to a web server that uses this sort of an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the exact same function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party service provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with only a few clicks within the Hepsia CP, which comes with all of our shared web hosting packages. When you log in, you will need to navigate to the DNS Records section where you will find all of the records for every domain address or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you could edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record will be live after you change it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in no more than an hour and will propagate around the world a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you're going to be able to create it in a few quite simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to choose the domain/subdomain that you'd like to edit, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record will propagate worldwide and your Internet domain will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they demand it, you could also modify the TTL value, which indicates the time this record is going to be functioning with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.