AAAA is a domain name record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system where every IP address comprises of 4 groups of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has 8 sets of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this modification is the substantially smaller range of unique IPs which the present system supports and the rapid increase of products that 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 point a domain address to a machine that uses this type of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the same exact function, but different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
The state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our web hosting, will allow you to set up a new AAAA record easily. When you are within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records 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 pick the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA after which only type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain names, but it's extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to use compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be live and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. Additionally, there is an option to modify the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be working if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our leading-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one effortlessly for any domain address or subdomain which you host inside 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 provider you point the domain/subdomain to in no time. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as easy as picking the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to change the record at any time if required. If the other company needs a particular TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting also. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue functioning after you edit it or remove it and the time is in seconds.