AAAA is a domain name record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where every single IP address is made up of four groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address features eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs that the current system supports and also the fast increase of units which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain to a machine which uses such an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the same exact function, yet different notations are used, in order to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you want to use a domain address or a subdomain that you have in a web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few clicks to do that via our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. Once you visit the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the place where you could create any DNS record, so you just have to pick the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and enter the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Even if you have no experience with such matters, you will not have any problems as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. If they demand it, you will also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it's going to remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain address inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you're going to be able to create it in a few quite simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all existing records or create new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to choose the domain/subdomain you want to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain address will start forwarding to the third-party hosting server. If they need it, you may also modify the TTL value, which shows the time this record shall be functioning with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.