AAAA is a domain name record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system where each IP address is made up of 4 sets of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the substantially smaller number of unique IPs which the current system supports and the fast increase of devices that are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to direct a domain to a machine which uses this type of an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records provide the exact same function, yet different notations are used, to identify the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you would like to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your shared hosting account, it will not take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and it will permit you to set up or edit any record effortlessly. After you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will just have to click the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that will show up, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record shall be 100% functioning within no more than one hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. When required, you'll also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it is going to take you only a few clicks within the Hepsia CP to do that. In case you have never had a hosting account before, you will not face any issues because you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All of the DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so once you go there, you will see all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you are going to be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with a couple of clicks you can select the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be fully active. As an optional setting, you can select how long this record is going to be working after you edit it or remove it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds when the other provider requires it.