AAAA is a domain name record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system where every single Internet protocol address consists of 4 sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the significantly smaller amount of unique IPs that the existing system supports and also the speedy increase of devices that are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to point a domain address to a machine that uses such an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records have the very same function, yet different notations are used, in order to separate the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
If you want to use a domain name or a subdomain you have in a website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than only a few clicks to do that through our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you go to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the place in which you can set up any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down menus and type in the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any issues as Hepsia is quite intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. If they require it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of really easy steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You will need to select the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domain names and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than several mouse clicks, so you can effortlessly point any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It's going to take just a few seconds for the new record to be live and just around an hour for it to propagate globally, so you'll be done in no time. The other company may also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.