AAAA is a domain name record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system in which each and every IP address consists of 4 groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs which the existing system supports as well as the quick increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain address to a server that uses this sort of an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the same exact function, but different notations are used, to identify the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our website hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records that you have for every hosted domain name 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, select AAAA and then only type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain names, but it is less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ than compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There is also an option to modify the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be active if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it is going to take you only a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. Even if you have never had a hosting account before, you'll not face any issues since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so once you go there, you will notice all records that have been created automatically or manually and you're going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with several mouse clicks you can select the type of record you need and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. Next, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% live. As an optional setting, you may choose the length of time this record will be active after you change it or delete it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds when the other service provider demands it.