AAAA is a domain name record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system in which each and every IP is made up of four sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the considerably smaller number of unique IPs the current system supports as well as the rapid 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 need to forward a domain name to a server that uses this sort of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the same exact 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 a domain address or subdomain hosted in your shared web hosting account, it won't take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and it'll allow you to create or change every record easily. Once you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all current records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll simply have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up which will show up, type or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as basic as that. The new record is going to be fully live within no more than an hour and the hostname you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be live after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one effortlessly for any internet domain or subdomain 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 company you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. 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 before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to change the record anytime if required. If the other service provider needs a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting too. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you modify it or erase it and the time is in seconds.