AAAA is a domain record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system where each and every IP address is made up of four groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the considerably smaller amount of unique IPs the current system supports and also the speedy increase of devices which are connected to the Internet. An illustration 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 type of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records provide the same exact function, yet different notations are used, in order to separate the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party company and you have to create an AAAA record to point a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with only a few clicks within the Hepsia CP, supplied with all of our hosting packages. After you log in, you have to navigate to the DNS Records section where 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 basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an added option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which determines how long the record is functioning after you modify it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be active in only an hour and will propagate globally a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new hosting server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our innovative cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one with ease for any domain address or subdomain you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other provider you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP in which you will also find all of 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 out the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the modification. You're going to be able to edit the record anytime if required. In case the other provider requires a particular 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 keep operating after you change it or erase it and the time is in seconds.