AAAA is a domain record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system where every IP address comprises of 4 groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address has 8 sets of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the substantially smaller selection of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the rapid increase of gadgets that are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to direct a domain address to a web server which uses this type of 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 have the same exact function, but different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Hosting
The state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our hosting, will permit you to set up a new AAAA record effortlessly. Once you are within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records that you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which simply type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain names, but it's extremely unlikely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to work with than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. There's also an option to change the TTL value, which outlines how long this record will be functioning if you change it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other service provider may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it'll take you only a few clicks in the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even if you have never had a hosting account before, you won't experience any problems because you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so when you go there, you will see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with just several mouse clicks you can select the type of record you need and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. Then, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully live. As an optional setting, you can pick the time this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds if the other company needs it.