AAAA is a domain name record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which each Internet protocol address comprises of four groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address has eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the significantly smaller number of unique IPs which the present system supports as well as the rapid increase of gadgets that are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to direct a domain to a server which uses this kind of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records have the very same function, but different notations are used, to differentiate the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
In order to use a domain address or a subdomain that you have within a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than a few mouse clicks to do that by using our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you visit the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the spot where you could set up any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down navigation and input the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any difficulties as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they require it, you will also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one with no trouble for every domain or subdomain that you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other company you forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP in which you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You'll be able to change the record at any time if necessary. Assuming the other company demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting as well. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue working after you change it or remove it and the time is in seconds.