AAAA is a domain address record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which every IP address comprises of 4 sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this modification is the considerably smaller range of unique IPs the existing system supports and the fast increase of gadgets that are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to direct a domain name to a machine that uses this kind of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to distinguish the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain address or a subdomain you have inside a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than a few clicks to do that by using our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you go to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the spot where you could create any DNS record, so you just have to pick the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and enter the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any troubles as Hepsia is extremely intuitive and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. If they demand it, you are also going to be able to modify 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 delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it will take you just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP to achieve that. In case you have never had a web hosting account before, you'll not experience any difficulties as you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All of the DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so when you go there, you will see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you're going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with a few clicks you can choose the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Next, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record will be completely functioning. As an optional setting, you can select the length of time this record will be working after you modify it or remove it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds in case the other company needs it.