AAAA is a domain name record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system in which each IP is comprised of four sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the considerably smaller amount of unique IPs the present system supports and the rapid increase of products which are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to point a domain name to a server which uses such an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the very same function, but different notations are used, to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you need to create a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted inside your shared hosting account, it will not take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and it will allow you to set up or change every single record effortlessly. Once you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that will appear, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as easy as that. The new record shall be 100% functioning within only an hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds that the new record will be live after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have set up under it, you will be able to create it within a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all current records or set up new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to choose the domain/subdomain that you'd like to edit, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate globally and your domain address will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they demand it, you can also edit the TTL value, which outlines the time this record will be active with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.