AAAA is a domain address record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every IP address is made up of 4 sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address has eight sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this modification is the tremendously smaller range of unique IPs which the current system supports and also the rapid increase of units that are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to point a domain name to a machine which uses such an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the same exact function, but different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have inside a shared web 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 clicks to do this by using our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. After you go to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the area where you could create any DNS record, so you simply have to pick the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down menus and type in the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. If you happen to have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any problems as Hepsia is extremely intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. Provided they require it, you will also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or erase it.

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 address inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you're going to be able to create it in just a few very simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all existing records or create new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to choose the domain/subdomain you want to edit, choose 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 modification, the new record will propagate worldwide and your domain address will start pointing to the third-party hosting server. If they require it, you can also change the TTL value, which shows the time this record is going to be operating with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.