AAAA is a domain address record, that is in essence 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 Internet protocol address is made up of 4 sets of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. However, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the tremendously smaller amount of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the fast increase of devices which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to point a domain to a server which uses this sort of an address, you need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the very same function, yet different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia website hosting CP, bundled with our shared website hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record with ease. When you are in the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA and then just enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with than other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. Additionally, there is an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be working if you edit it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of very easy steps, which you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You will have to pick the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find your domain names and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a couple of mouse clicks, so you can very easily direct any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It's going to take mere seconds for the new record to be active and only around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you will be done in no time. The other provider could also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.