AAAA is a domain record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every IP consists of 4 groups of decimal numbers 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 reason behind this modification is the substantially smaller number of unique IPs which the current system supports as well as the fast increase of products that are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain to a web server that uses this kind of an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to separate the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, bundled with our website hosting, will allow you to set up a new AAAA record easily. Once you are in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA then just type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to use compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be working and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be active if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you'll be able to create it within a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all current records or create new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to pick the domain/subdomain that you'd like to modify, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain name will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they demand it, you could also edit the TTL value, which outlines the time this record shall be operating with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.