AAAA is a domain address record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which every single IP is comprised of four sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the substantially smaller selection of unique IPs the present system supports and the quick increase of devices that are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain name to a web server which uses this kind of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the very same function, yet different notations are used, in order to separate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party company and you need to set up an AAAA record to point a domain or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel, included with our cloud hosting packages. Once you log in, you will need to go to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all the records for every domain or subdomain hosted within the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record is active after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be working in only an hour and will propagate around the world two or three hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you're going to be able to create it in a few simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all current records or set up new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to pick the domain/subdomain you want 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 company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record will propagate worldwide and your domain will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they need it, you can even modify the TTL value, which shows the time this record is going to be functioning with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.