AAAA is a domain name record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which each IP is made up of 4 groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address features eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this transformation is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs that the present system supports and also the fast increase of products that are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to point a domain name to a machine which uses such an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the exact same function, but different notations are used, so as to identify the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you've got to create an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with just a couple of mouse clicks through the Hepsia CP, which comes with all our cloud hosting solutions. When you log in, you need to visit the DNS Records section where you will find all of the records for any domain or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an additional option you are able to modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which determines how long the record is functioning after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in just an hour and will propagate around the world two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one with ease for any domain or subdomain that you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other provider 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 of the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as picking the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to change the record at any time if required. Assuming the other service provider demands a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting too. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will keep operating after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.