AAAA is a domain name record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system in which every Internet protocol address consists of four sets of decimal numbers between 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 change is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs which the present system supports as well as the fast increase of gadgets that are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to point a domain name to a machine that uses this sort of an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to identify the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
The highly developed Hepsia website hosting CP, provided with our website hosting, allows you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. Once you are in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA then only input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain names, but it's unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to make use of than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. There is also an option to edit the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be functioning if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other company may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it'll take you just a few clicks in the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even when you have never had a web hosting account before, you won't face any troubles because you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All of the DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so when you go there, you'll see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you are going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with just a few mouse clicks you can choose the type of record you require and for which domain name or subdomain it'll be created. Afterwards, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record will be completely active. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record will be active after you change 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 company demands it.