AAAA is a domain address record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every IP consists of four groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. In contrast, an IPv6 address has eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this modification is the considerably smaller number of unique IPs that the current system supports and the rapid increase of gadgets which are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain to a machine that uses this kind of an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to separate the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you want to set up a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted inside your shared website hosting account, it won't take you more than a few easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it'll enable you to set up or modify any record easily. Once you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domains and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up which will appear, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it's as easy as that. The new record will be fully functioning within only one hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a new AAAA record is very easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've created under it, you will be able to create it in a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to select the domain/subdomain that you would like to edit, choose 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 newly created record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain address will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they need it, you can even change the TTL value, which outlines the time this record will be working with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any adjustments in the future.