AAAA is a domain name record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system where each and every Internet protocol address is comprised of 4 groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 22.214.171.124. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the considerably smaller number of unique IPs the present system supports as well as the quick increase of devices which are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to direct a domain address to a server that uses this sort of an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
If you would like to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted inside your website hosting
account, it will not take you more than a couple of basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and is going to allow you to create or change every single record without difficulty. When you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, where you can find all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up which will show up, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it is as easy as that. The new record will be fully active within a maximum of an hour and the hostname you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be working after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address in a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you are going to be able to create it in a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all current records or create new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to do this is to select the domain/subdomain you want to change, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record will propagate globally and your Internet domain will start directing to the third-party web server. If they demand it, you could also edit the TTL value, which reveals the time this record will be active with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.