AAAA is a domain record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every IP consists of 4 groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs the current system supports and the rapid increase of devices which are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain to a server that uses this sort 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. Both records provide the very same function, but different notations are used, to identify the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you wish to use a domain or a subdomain that you have inside a cloud website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few clicks to do this by using our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you go to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the area where you could set up any DNS record, so you just have to pick the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. If you happen to have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any issues as Hepsia is quite user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. In case they demand it, you're also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it's going to stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a few really easy steps, that you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You'll need to pick the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a couple of mouse clicks, so you can quickly direct any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It will take seconds for the new record to be functioning and just around an hour for it to propagate globally, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider may also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.