AAAA is a domain address record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where every Internet protocol address is comprised of four sets of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. On the other hand, an IPv6 address features eight sets of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the tremendously smaller range of unique IPs that the current system supports and the fast increase of products 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 want to forward a domain name to a machine which uses such an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the very same function, but different notations are used, to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you need to set up a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside your cloud website hosting account, it won't take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and it will enable you to create or change any record effortlessly. After you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up which will appear, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as basic as that. The new record is going to be fully working within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds which the new record will be live after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.

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 in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you're going to be able to create it in just a few simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses where you can find all existing records or create new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to choose the domain/subdomain you want to change, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain name will start forwarding to the third-party web server. If they demand it, you can even modify the TTL value, which outlines the time this record will be functioning with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.