AAAA is a domain address record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system where every single IP consists of four groups of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address has eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the tremendously smaller amount of unique IPs that the current system supports as well as the quick increase of units that are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to point a domain to a server that uses such an address, you need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records have the very same function, yet different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
In order to use a domain or a subdomain that you have in a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do this through our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. As soon as you visit the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the place in which you can create any DNS record, so you just have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and enter 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 extremely intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. In case they require it, you will also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it will stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of very easy steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You'll have to select the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a couple of clicks, so you can quickly forward any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It takes just a few seconds for the new record to be working and just about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider may also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.