AAAA is a domain record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where every single Internet protocol address is made up of 4 sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the considerably smaller number of unique IPs which the existing system supports and the rapid increase of devices that are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to direct a domain to a server which uses such an address, you need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the very same function, but different notations are used, in order to identify the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

The highly developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, bundled with our cloud hosting, will allow you to create a new AAAA record with ease. When you are in the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records that you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA and then simply type in or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domains, but it's extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There is also an option to edit the TTL value, which determines how long this record will be active if you modify it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it'll take you just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even when you have never had a website hosting account before, you won't experience any issues since you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you will notice all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you are going to be able to set up a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with a couple of clicks you can choose the type of record you need and for which domain or subdomain it'll be created. After that, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% functioning. As an optional setting, you can choose the time this record is going to be operating after you edit it or erase it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds in case the other provider requires it.