AAAA is a domain address record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system where every IP address is comprised of 4 sets of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address features eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs that the current system supports and also the speedy increase of devices that are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain to a machine that uses this kind of an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the very same function, yet different notations are used, so as to separate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you need to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your shared hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and it'll permit you to set up or edit every single record without difficulty. As soon as you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you can find all present records for your domains and subdomains, you'll only have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up which will show up, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as basic as that. The new record shall be 100% active within no more than 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you will also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be active after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our advanced cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one easily for any internet domain or subdomain which you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other company you direct the domain/subdomain to right away. 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 created automatically or you have set up manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the change. You're going to be able to modify the record anytime if needed. In case the other company requires a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting as well. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will continue operating after you edit it or erase it and the time is in seconds.