AAAA is a domain name record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which each and every Internet protocol address is comprised of four groups of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the significantly smaller range of unique IPs the present system supports as well as the fast increase of products which are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain to a web server that uses such an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the exact same function, yet different notations are used, to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you need to set up a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside your website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and it'll permit you to set up or edit every record easily. After you log in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domains and subdomains, you will just have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that will appear, input or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it is as basic as that. The new record will be fully working within a maximum of one hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one easily for any domain address or subdomain you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other company you direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have created manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to edit the record at any time if necessary. In case the other company demands a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting too. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep operating after you modify it or remove it and the time is in seconds.