AAAA is a domain address record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every Internet protocol address is comprised of four sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this change is the substantially smaller selection of unique IPs which the present system supports and also the speedy increase of products that are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to direct a domain to a server that uses this sort of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records provide the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to identify the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
If you'd like to create a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted inside your website hosting account, it won't take you more than a few easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and is going to permit you to create or modify every record easily. As soon as you log in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domains and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that will appear, type or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as simple as that. The new record will be fully functioning within no more than an hour and the hostname you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you'll also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be working after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete 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 address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it is going to take you just a few clicks inside the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even though you may have never had a website hosting account before, you won't face any problems since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so when you go there, you'll see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with just several clicks you can pick the type of record that you need and for which domain name or subdomain it will be set up. After that, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record will be completely live. As an optional setting, you may choose the length of time this record is going to be working after you edit it or delete it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds when the other provider needs it.