AAAA is a domain name record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system where every IP address consists of four groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the considerably smaller amount of unique IPs which the existing system supports and also the fast 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'd like to forward a domain name to a web server which uses such an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, included with our shared web hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record easily. Once you are within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records that you have for every hosted domain address 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 then simply enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it's unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ in comparison with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. Additionally, there is an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be working if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you're going to be able to create it within a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all current records or set up new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to select the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record will propagate globally and your domain name will start forwarding to the third-party web server. If they require it, you can also edit the TTL value, which outlines the time this record shall be active with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.