AAAA is a domain name record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system where each Internet protocol address consists of 4 sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the significantly smaller number of unique IPs the present system supports as well as the speedy increase of devices which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain address to a web server which uses such an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to differentiate the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
In order to use a domain address or a subdomain you have within a shared web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than a few clicks to do that using our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. Once you go to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the spot where you can create any DNS record, so you simply have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down menus and input the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. In case you have no experience with such matters, you won't have any problems as Hepsia is extremely intuitive and your 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'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it will remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record is very easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, 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 that you have set up under it, you will be able to create it within a few very 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 existing records or set up new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to do that is to pick the domain/subdomain you want to change, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they need it, you can also modify the TTL value, which shows the time this record will be working with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any adjustments in the future.