AAAA is a domain record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system in which every IP comprises of 4 groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address has eight sets of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the speedy increase of devices that are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain to a web server that uses this kind of an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to differentiate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted in your cloud hosting account, it won't take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and it will allow you to create or change every record effortlessly. After you log in and go to the DNS Records section, where you can find all existing records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll just have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up which will show up, type or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record is going to be fully live within a maximum of an hour and the hostname you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be active after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you are going to be able to create it in just a few quite simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all current records or create new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to do that is to choose the domain/subdomain you want to modify, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider 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 forwarding to the third-party web server. If they demand it, you may also modify the TTL value, which reveals the time this record shall be operating with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.