AAAA is a domain record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system where each IP address comprises of 4 groups of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the significantly smaller range of unique IPs that the existing system supports and also the rapid increase of gadgets which are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to point a domain to a web server which uses this kind of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to identify the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you wish to use a domain or a subdomain you have inside a cloud website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than only a few clicks to do that by using our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. As soon as you visit the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the place where you could set up any DNS record, so you only have to pick the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down options menu and input the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. If you happen to have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any issues as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. If they require it, you are also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one easily for every domain name or subdomain which you host inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other provider you forward the domain/subdomain to right away. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP in which you will also find all other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to edit the record at any time if required. Assuming the other company demands a particular TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting also. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will continue operating after you change it or remove it and the time is in seconds.