AAAA is a domain name record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system in which every IP address is comprised of four groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. However, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the substantially smaller number of unique IPs which the current system supports and also the fast increase of units which are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to forward a domain to a server which uses this type of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to identify the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you want to set up a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted within your hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and it will allow you to create or edit every single record with ease. Once you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you will only have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up which will show up, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it is as simple as that. The new record is going to be 100% active within no more than 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds which the new record will be active after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it is going to take you only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even though you may have never had a hosting account before, you won't encounter any difficulties because you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so when you go there, you will see all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with just several mouse 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 inside a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record shall be operating after you edit it or delete it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds when the other service provider needs it.