AAAA is a domain record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every IP address consists of four groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 188.8.131.52. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the considerably smaller number of unique IPs the existing system supports and also the quick increase of units which are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to point a domain address to a machine which uses this type of an address, you will need to create 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, but different notations are used, to identify the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you need to set up a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted within your shared web hosting
account, it won't take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and it will allow you to set up or modify every record easily. After you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll only have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that'll show up, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as basic as that. The new record will be 100% working within only 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you will also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds that the new record will be active after you eventually change it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our advanced cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you are going to be able to create one effortlessly for every domain name or subdomain that you host within a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other provider you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia website hosting CP where you will also find all the other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually previously. The creation of the new AAAA record is as easy as selecting the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You're going to be able to modify the record at any time if required. In case the other provider needs a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to change this setting as well. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will continue working after you change it or erase it and the time is in seconds.