AAAA is a domain record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which every Internet protocol address consists of four groups of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address has eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the tremendously smaller number of unique IPs the present system supports and also the fast increase of units which are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain to a web server which uses this type of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia web hosting CP, included with our shared website hosting, allows you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. Once you are in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for any hosted domain name or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA and then simply input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it is not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to use in comparison with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be live and your domain address shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There is also an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be active if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a new AAAA record is very easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you will be able to create it in just a few simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all current records or set up new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to do that is to select the domain/subdomain you need to edit, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record is going to propagate worldwide and your Internet domain will start directing to the third-party server. If they require it, you can even change the TTL value, which outlines the time this record will be operating with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.