AAAA is a domain name record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which each and every Internet protocol address consists of four groups of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this change is the considerably smaller amount of unique IPs which the existing system supports and also the quick increase of gadgets that are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to point a domain address to a server which uses such an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you need to create a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted in your shared hosting account, it won't take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and it will permit you to set up or change any record without difficulty. Once you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domain names and subdomains, you will just have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up which will show up, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as simple as that. The new record will be 100% functioning within only 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds the new record will be working after you eventually change it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it is going to take you just a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even when you have never had a hosting account before, you will not face any issues because you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All of the DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so once you go there, you'll see all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with just a couple of clicks you can choose the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Afterwards, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record will be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record is going to be operating after you modify it or delete it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds if the other provider requires it.