AAAA is a domain record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system where each IP address is comprised of 4 sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the considerably smaller amount of unique IPs which the present system supports and also the speedy increase of gadgets that are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain address to a server that uses this kind of an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records have the exact same function, yet different notations are used, to identify the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain address or a subdomain which you have in a shared web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than just a few clicks to do that by using our amazing, albeit 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 simply have to select the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down navigation and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Even if you have no experience with such matters, you won't have any difficulties as Hepsia is extremely intuitive and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. Provided they require it, you'll also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one without difficulty for every domain name or subdomain you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other provider you forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic 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. If the other provider needs a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting also. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will continue operating after you modify it or remove it and the time is in seconds.