AAAA is a domain record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system where every IP is made up of four groups of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the tremendously smaller number of unique IPs which the current system supports and the quick increase of products that are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to forward a domain address to a web server that uses such an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the very same function, yet different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted within your cloud hosting account, it won't take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and is going to enable you to create or edit every record effortlessly. After you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that will show up, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as basic as that. The new record shall be 100% functioning within no more than 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you will also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds that the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it'll take you just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even if you have never had a hosting account before, you won't face any troubles because you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All of the DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so when you go there, you'll see all records that 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 only a few clicks you can choose the type of record you need and for which domain name or subdomain it's going to be set up. After that, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely functioning. As an optional setting, you can choose how long this record is going to be functioning after you edit it or delete 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 if the other service provider requires it.