AAAA is a domain address record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system where every single Internet protocol address is made up of four groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs that the existing system supports and also the quick increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to forward a domain address to a machine that uses this sort of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the exact same function, yet different notations are used, so as to identify the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with only a few clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all our cloud website hosting solutions. As soon as you sign in, you have to go to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all of the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you are able to modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which determines how long the record will be live after you edit it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be active in only an hour and will propagate globally two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new hosting server.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have set up under it, you're going to be able to create it in just a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all existing records or create new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to do that is to choose the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record will propagate globally and your domain name will start directing to the third-party server. If they need it, you can also edit the TTL value, which indicates the time this record is going to be working with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.