AAAA is a domain address record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system in which each and every IP address is made up of 4 sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs the current system supports as well as the quick increase of products which are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to point a domain name to a server that uses this sort 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 deliver the very same function, yet different notations are used, in order to separate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you wish to use a domain name or a subdomain that you have inside a shared website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than only a few clicks to do this via our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. After you navigate to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the area in which you can set up any DNS record, so you simply 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. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any troubles as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. In case they demand it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it is going to stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our innovative cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one with no trouble for every domain name or subdomain you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other company you forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will also find all other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to modify the record anytime if necessary. In case the other provider needs a certain TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting too. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue operating after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.