AAAA is a domain address record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where each Internet protocol address is made up of 4 groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this change is the tremendously smaller number of unique IPs that the existing system supports and also the quick increase of gadgets which 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 wish to point a domain name to a server which uses this sort of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the exact same function, yet different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you'd like to create a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted in your hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and it will allow you to set up or modify every record effortlessly. When you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up which will show up, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as basic as that. The new record shall be fully working within only one hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you will also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds the new record will be working after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it is going to take you just a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP to achieve that. Even when you have never had a hosting account before, you won't encounter any troubles because you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All of the DNS records for your domain addresses will be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you'll see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you will be able to create a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with only several mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you need and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% active. As an optional setting, you can select the length of time this record is going to be working after you modify it or remove it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the standard 3600 seconds when the other company requires it.