AAAA is a domain address record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system in which each and every IP comprises of 4 groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the substantially smaller number of unique IPs the current system supports as well as 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 forward a domain address to a machine that uses this kind of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the very same function, but different notations are used, to distinguish the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our cloud website hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record easily. When you're inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which only enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain addresses, but it's unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record will be working and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. Additionally, there is an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be active if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of simple steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You'll have to choose the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domain names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a couple of clicks, so you can easily direct any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It will take seconds for the new record to be working and only about an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you will be done in no time. The other company may also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines 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.