AAAA is a domain name record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system where every single IP address is comprised of 4 sets of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this modification is the tremendously smaller amount of unique IPs which the current system supports as well as the quick increase of gadgets that are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain name to a machine which uses this kind of an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the very same function, yet different notations are used, to identify the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you want to set up a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted in your shared web hosting account, it won't take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and is going to enable you to create or edit every record effortlessly. Once you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will only have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that will appear, input or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as easy as that. The new record will be fully active within no more than an hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one with no trouble for any domain address or subdomain you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you could 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 in which you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You will be able to modify the record anytime if necessary. If the other company requires a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting also. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep working after you modify it or delete it and the time is in seconds.