AAAA is a domain address record, that 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 where every IP comprises of four groups of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the tremendously smaller range of unique IPs that the present system supports as well as the quick increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to forward a domain address to a server that uses this type of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the exact same function, yet different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you are using a service with a third-party company and you have to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with just a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all of our website hosting packages. As soon as you log in, you will need to navigate to the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for every domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an additional option you could edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which determines how long the record is live after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be active in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one with ease for every internet domain or subdomain you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other provider you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all of the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to change the record at any time if necessary. In case the other company requires a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting too. The Time To Live option determines how long an existing record will continue operating after you change it or remove it and the time is in seconds.