AAAA is a domain record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system in which every single IP address comprises of 4 groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the considerably smaller range of unique IPs which the current system supports as well as the rapid increase of products which are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain to a server which uses such an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you wish to use a domain name or a subdomain that you have in a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks to do that through our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. After you visit the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the area in which you can create any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down menus and enter the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any problems as Hepsia is incredibly user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. In case they require it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a few simple steps, that you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You will need to choose the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domains and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can very easily forward any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It's going to take seconds for the new record to be live and just about an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you'll be done in no time. The other company can also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.