AAAA is a domain address 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 where every single IP consists of 4 groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the substantially smaller amount of unique IPs which the present system supports and the fast increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to direct a domain address to a machine that uses this sort of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the exact same function, but different notations are used, in order to separate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you wish to use a domain address or a subdomain that you have in a cloud web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do this via our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. Once you go to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the place where you can create any DNS record, so you just have to choose the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and enter the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any issues as Hepsia is quite user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. If they demand it, you're also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it is going to stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our advanced cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one effortlessly for any domain name 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 could start using the services of any other service provider you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to modify the record at any time if necessary. Assuming the other provider requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting as well. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will keep operating after you edit it or delete it and the time is in seconds.