AAAA is a domain name record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system where each and every IP is made up of 4 sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the quick increase of gadgets 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 want to forward a domain name to a server that uses such an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our web hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. Once you are within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll find all records you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA after which simply type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it's unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be functioning and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. In addition, there’s an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be working if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one effortlessly for any domain name or subdomain which you host in 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 provider you forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP where you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to modify the record anytime if required. In case the other company needs a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting too. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will continue working after you change it or erase it and the time is in seconds.