AAAA is a domain record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system where each IP address is comprised of four groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address has eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the substantially smaller selection of unique IPs that the current system supports as well as the fast increase of devices that are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to forward a domain address to a web server which uses such an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records have the exact same function, yet different notations are used, so as to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you wish to use a domain address or a subdomain you have within a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do that by using our effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you visit the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the place where you could set up any DNS record, so you only have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down options menu and type in the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any problems as Hepsia is incredibly user-friendly and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. Provided they require it, you are also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one with no trouble for every domain name or subdomain you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you could 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 Control Panel where you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to change the record anytime if needed. In case the other company demands a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting also. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue working after you edit it or delete it and the time is in seconds.