AAAA is a domain name record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system where every IP address is made up of four sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the tremendously smaller amount of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the quick increase of units 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 wish to point a domain address to a web server that uses such an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records provide the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to identify the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain you have inside a cloud 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 just a few mouse clicks to do this using our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. After you go to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the place where you could set up any DNS record, so you just have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and input the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Even if you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any issues as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. Provided they demand it, you'll also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it is going to stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record is very easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've created under it, you'll be able to create it in a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all current records or create new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to do this is to choose the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record will propagate world-wide and your domain name will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they demand it, you can also modify the TTL value, which outlines the time this record shall be functioning with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.