AAAA is a domain name record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system in which each and every IP consists of 4 sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the significantly smaller amount of unique IPs which the current system supports as well as the rapid 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 want to point a domain to a web server which uses this kind of an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records have the exact same function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you need to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with just a few clicks in the Hepsia CP, supplied with our shared website hosting solutions. Once you log in, you have to go to the DNS Records section where you will find all records for any domain name or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that outlines how long the record is going to be active after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be operating in no more than an hour and will propagate globally an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new web server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of very easy steps, that you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You'll need to pick 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. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a few clicks, so you can very easily forward any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It's going to take seconds for the new record to be working and only about an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you'll be done in no time. The other company may also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.