AAAA is a domain name record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system where every Internet protocol address is comprised of 4 sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs which the present system supports and also the fast increase of devices that 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 wish to forward a domain name to a machine which uses this kind of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the same exact function, yet different notations are used, in order to separate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

In order to use a domain name or a subdomain that you have in a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than a few clicks to do that through our powerful, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. After you go to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the area where you can set up any DNS record, so you only have to pick the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down navigation and type in the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. In case you have no experience with such matters, you will not have any difficulties as Hepsia is incredibly user-friendly and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. If they require it, you are also going to be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it's going to remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you will be able to create it in a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all current records or create new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to do this is to pick the domain/subdomain you want to change, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record is going to propagate globally and your domain will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they need it, you can also edit the TTL value, which reveals the time this record will be functioning with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.