AAAA is a domain record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system where every single IP consists of four sets of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the significantly smaller amount of unique IPs which the current system supports and the quick increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to direct a domain to a machine which uses such an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the same exact function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you wish to use a domain or a subdomain that you have inside a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do that by using our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you visit the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the place where you can create any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down options menu and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any issues as Hepsia is incredibly user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. In case they require it, you're also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it is going to remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even if you have never had a website hosting account before, you will not encounter any issues as you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All of the DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you will notice all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with only a few clicks you can choose the type of record that you need and for which domain or subdomain it'll be created. Next, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record will be completely active. As an optional setting, you can choose the length of time this record shall be working after you change it or remove it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds if the other service provider demands it.