AAAA is a domain record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system in which every IP address comprises of 4 groups of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the substantially smaller number of unique IPs that the current system supports and the rapid increase of units which are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain address to a server which uses this sort of an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records have the same exact function, but different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party provider and you need to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with a couple of clicks in the Hepsia CP, provided with all of our web hosting plans. Once you log in, you will need to go to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all the records for every domain name or subdomain hosted within the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you are able to change the TTL value (Time To Live), which determines how long the record will be live after you change it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in only an hour and will propagate worldwide a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our leading-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you'll be able to create one easily for every domain address or subdomain you host in 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 company you point the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP where you will also find all other records that were created automatically or you have set up manually before. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You will be able to change the record anytime if necessary. Assuming the other provider requires a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting as well. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will keep functioning after you edit it or delete it and the time is in seconds.