AAAA is a domain record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system where each IP is made up of 4 groups of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the tremendously smaller range of unique IPs the present system supports as well as the fast increase of products which are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to forward a domain to a machine that uses this kind of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records provide the exact same function, yet different notations are used, to identify the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party company and you've got to create an AAAA record to forward a domain or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with our web hosting packages. As soon as you log in, you need to visit the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all of the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an additional option you could edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which determines how long the record will be active after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be operating in only an hour and will propagate around the world an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one with ease for every domain name or subdomain which you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other service provider you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You're going to be able to change the record at any time if necessary. In case the other provider demands a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to edit this setting as well. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will continue functioning after you change it or delete it and the time is in seconds.