AAAA is a domain record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every IP address comprises of 4 groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the significantly smaller number of unique IPs which the existing system supports and the fast increase of gadgets which are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to forward a domain name to a machine that uses this type of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to separate the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Hosting
The advanced Hepsia website hosting CP, which comes with our hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record without difficulty. When you're within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you will find all records that you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA and then only input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We also have a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it is unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to make use of in comparison with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There is also an option to modify the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be working if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a few really easy steps, that you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well. You will have to select the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as easy as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a couple of clicks, so you can very easily direct any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It will take mere seconds for the new record to be functioning and just about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider could also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.