AAAA is a domain address record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every IP comprises of four groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this transformation is the tremendously smaller number of unique IPs the present system supports and the quick increase of products that are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to point a domain to a machine which 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 very same function, yet different notations are used, to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

In order to use a domain or a subdomain which you have in a shared website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do that by using our effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. As soon as you visit the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the area where you can set up any DNS record, so you only have to select the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down navigation and type in the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Even if you have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any problems as Hepsia is incredibly user-friendly and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they demand it, you will also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a few very simple steps, which you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You'll need to pick the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a couple of clicks, so you can easily direct any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It takes seconds for the new record to be functioning and only around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider may also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.