AAAA is a domain name record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system in which each IP comprises of four sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the considerably smaller range of unique IPs that the present system supports and also the quick increase of products 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 wish to forward a domain name to a server which uses this sort of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records provide the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to differentiate the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
The cutting-edge Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with our website hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover 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 select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then simply type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain addresses, but it's not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with than compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be active if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our advanced cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one easily for every domain name or subdomain you host in 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 direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP in which you will also find all other records that were created automatically or you have created manually in the past. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to modify the record anytime if needed. In case the other provider requires a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting too. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will keep operating after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.