AAAA is a domain record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system where each and every IP address is made up of four groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs the existing system supports and the rapid increase of units that 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 address to a server which uses this type of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the same exact function, but different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

In order to use a domain or a subdomain you have in a cloud 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 that via our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. Once you go to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the spot where you could set up any DNS record, so you simply have to pick the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down navigation and enter the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any problems as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. If they require it, you are also going to be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it is going to remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a couple of really easy steps, which you'll be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well. You'll have to choose the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can very easily direct any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It takes seconds for the new record to be working and only about an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you'll be done in no time. The other service provider could also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.