AAAA is a domain address record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which every single IP consists of 4 groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. On the other hand, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the considerably smaller range of unique IPs which the existing system supports and also the quick increase of devices which are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain name to a machine that uses this sort of an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to identify the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you want to set up a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your shared website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and it will enable you to set up or modify every record effortlessly. After you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domains and subdomains, you will only have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up that will show up, input or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it is as basic as that. The new record is going to be 100% functioning within a maximum of one hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you will also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you will be able to create it in a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all current records or create new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to select the domain/subdomain you need to change, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate world-wide and your Internet domain will start directing to the third-party server. If they require it, you can also modify the TTL value, which outlines the time this record will be operating with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.