AAAA is a domain name record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system where every single IP address consists of 4 sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the significantly smaller range of unique IPs which the present system supports as well as the fast increase of units that are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to forward a domain address to a web server that uses such an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the very same function, but different notations are used, to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you would like to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your shared web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and is going to allow you to create or change every record with ease. Once 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, choose AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that'll appear, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it is as simple as that. The new record will be 100% active within no more than an hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a few really easy steps, which you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You will need to pick the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domain names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than several clicks, so you can very easily direct any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It's going to take mere seconds for the new record to be functioning and just around an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider can also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.