AAAA is a domain record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system in which each IP comprises of 4 sets of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the considerably smaller number of unique IPs which the current system supports and the fast increase of products which are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to direct a domain name to a web server which uses such an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to identify the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

The advanced Hepsia website hosting CP, bundled with our shared hosting, will allow you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you are in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you'll find all records that you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA then just input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain names, but it is extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with than compared with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record will be functioning and your domain will start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to edit the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be working if you edit it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value that the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company features a few very simple steps, that you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You will have to pick the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a couple of clicks, so you can effortlessly direct any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It's going to take seconds for the new record to be active and just about an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider can also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.