AAAA is a domain name record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which every single IP address comprises of 4 groups of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the tremendously smaller selection of unique IPs that the current system supports and also the quick increase of products which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to direct a domain name to a web server which uses such an address, you need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records provide the very same function, yet different notations are used, in order to identify the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you'd like to set up a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted within your cloud web hosting account, it will not take you more than a few easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and is going to allow you to create or change any record effortlessly. After you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that'll show up, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it's as simple as that. The new record is going to be fully functioning within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds which the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our innovative cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one with ease for any domain or subdomain which you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other service provider you forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You will be able to modify the record anytime if required. In case the other company requires a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to change this setting also. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will keep functioning after you modify it or erase it and the time is in seconds.