AAAA is a domain name record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system where each Internet protocol address consists of four groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this transformation is the substantially smaller number of unique IPs that the present system supports as well as the quick increase of gadgets that are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to point a domain name to a server which uses this kind of an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the very same function, yet different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you want to set up a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted in your shared web hosting account, it won't take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and it will permit you to create or edit any record with ease. After you log in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up that'll show up, type or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as easy as that. The new record shall be 100% live within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you are also going to 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 edit it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our innovative cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one with ease for any domain address or subdomain you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other service provider you forward the domain/subdomain to in no time. You could create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP where you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the modification. You're going to be able to change the record anytime if needed. If the other company needs a specific TTL value for the new record, you will be able to modify this setting too. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue functioning after you edit it or remove it and the time is in seconds.