AAAA is a domain name record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system where every single IP is comprised of 4 groups of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. However, an IPv6 address features eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the considerably smaller range of unique IPs the existing system supports and also the rapid increase of devices 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 forward a domain to a server which uses this sort of an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread 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 Cloud Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party company and you need to create an AAAA record to direct a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all of our cloud hosting plans. Once you sign in, you will need to proceed to the DNS Records section in which you will find all records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an added option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which outlines how long the record will be live after you modify it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be active in only an hour and will propagate worldwide two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record is very easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you'll be able to create it in just a few very simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all current records or set up new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to do that is to pick the domain/subdomain you need to edit, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate world-wide and your Internet domain will start forwarding to the third-party hosting server. If they require it, you may also modify the TTL value, which indicates the time this record will be active with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.