AAAA is a domain record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system where each Internet protocol address consists of four sets of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address has eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the tremendously smaller amount of unique IPs which the present system supports and also the fast increase of products which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain address to a server which uses this sort of an address, you need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records provide the exact same function, yet different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you use a service through a third-party company and you have 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 a few clicks via the Hepsia CP, which comes with our shared hosting solutions. Once you sign in, you need to visit the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that outlines how long the record will be active after you edit it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be working in no more than an hour and will propagate around the world a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new web server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy using 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'll be able to create it in a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all existing records or create new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to do this is to choose the domain/subdomain you need to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record will propagate globally and your domain address will start directing to the third-party web server. If they need it, you can also change the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be operating with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.