AAAA is a domain record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system in which every IP is made up of four groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. However, an IPv6 address has eight sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the tremendously smaller amount of unique IPs the present system supports and the quick increase of products 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 want to direct a domain address to a web server that uses this type of an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the same exact function, yet different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

In order to use a domain address or a subdomain that you have inside a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than a few clicks to do this by using our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. After you visit the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the area where you could set up any DNS record, so you simply have to choose the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down navigation and enter the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. If you happen to have zero experience with such matters, you will 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 provider. In case they require it, you're also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it'll take you just a few clicks inside the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. In case you have never had a website hosting account before, you'll not face any issues since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All DNS records for your domain addresses will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so once you go there, you will notice all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you are going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with only a few mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you need and for which domain name or subdomain it's going to be created. Then, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% live. As an optional setting, you can choose the length of time this record is going to be active after you edit it or erase it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other company needs it.