AAAA is a domain address record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where every IP address is comprised of 4 groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this modification is the tremendously smaller number of unique IPs which the existing system supports as well as the speedy increase of products that are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to forward a domain address to a machine which uses this kind of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the very same function, yet different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP, included with our web hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record easily. When you are within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for every hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which simply type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domains, but it's less likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ than other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be live and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There is also an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be functioning if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other service provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As our sophisticated cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one without difficulty for any internet domain or subdomain you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using the services of any other company you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type through simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You will be able to modify the record anytime if required. In case the other provider requires a specific TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting as well. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue operating after you edit it or delete it and the time is in seconds.