AAAA is a domain name record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system in which each and every IP address comprises of four sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the tremendously smaller amount of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the quick increase of gadgets that are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain address to a web server that uses this kind of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you want to use a domain or a subdomain which you have within a cloud web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do that through our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. Once 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 where you can create any DNS record, so you only have to pick the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and type in the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any troubles as Hepsia is very user-friendly and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. Provided they require it, you will also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it's going to stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our advanced cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one effortlessly for any internet domain or subdomain which you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other service provider you forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You'll be able to edit the record at any time if necessary. In case the other service provider demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting also. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will keep functioning after you change it or erase it and the time is in seconds.