AAAA is a domain record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system in which each and every Internet protocol address consists of 4 sets of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this modification is the considerably smaller range of unique IPs the current system supports as well as the fast increase of products which 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'd like to forward a domain address to a server which uses this kind of an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to identify the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Hosting
If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted within your hosting account, it will not take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and is going to enable you to create or modify any record effortlessly. After you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you can find all present records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll simply have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that will show up, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as basic as that. The new record will be fully functioning within only 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds that the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it is going to take you only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even when you have never had a web hosting account before, you'll not face any problems since you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All of the DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you will see all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you are going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with just several mouse clicks you can pick the type of record that you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it will be set up. Then, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% functioning. As an optional setting, you may choose how long this record shall be working after you modify it or remove it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds if the other service provider needs it.