AAAA is a domain record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system in which each IP consists of four sets of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address has eight sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs the current system supports and also the speedy increase of products which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 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 need to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the exact same function, but different notations are used, to distinguish the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our cloud hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you are within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then only type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain names, but it is not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ than other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. In addition, there’s an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be functioning if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our advanced cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one with no trouble for every domain address or subdomain that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other provider you forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually before. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to edit the record at any time if needed. Assuming the other service provider needs a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting too. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will continue working after you edit it or remove it and the time is in seconds.