AAAA is a domain name record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system in which every single IP is comprised of 4 groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this transformation is the considerably smaller amount of unique IPs which the existing system supports and the quick increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to direct a domain to a machine which uses this type of an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records have the exact same function, but different notations are used, to distinguish the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with our hosting, will enable you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you're within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records 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 only enter or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it's not likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with than compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be working and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be working if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've set up under it, you'll be able to create it within a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names in which you can find all current records or create new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to pick the domain/subdomain you want to edit, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain address will start directing to the third-party web server. If they need it, you may also edit the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be active with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.