AAAA is a domain record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system where each and every IP consists of four sets of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address has eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this modification is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs that the present system supports and the fast increase of devices which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to forward a domain address to a web server which uses this kind of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia web hosting CP, which comes with our cloud hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for any hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA after which simply enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain addresses, but it is extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with in comparison with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be functioning and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. In addition, there’s an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be functioning if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our innovative cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one without difficulty for every internet domain or subdomain which you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other company you point 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 previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to change the record anytime if required. In case the other company needs a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting also. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will continue working after you edit it or delete it and the time is in seconds.