AAAA is a domain record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which each and every Internet protocol address consists of four groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. 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 transformation is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs that the current system supports and the quick increase of units that are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to forward a domain to a machine which uses this kind of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the exact same function, but different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you have to set up an AAAA record to point a domain or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks in the Hepsia CP, provided with all of our cloud web hosting plans. As soon as you sign in, you have to navigate to the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for any domain address or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an added option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which defines how long the record will be live after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in just an hour and will propagate worldwide a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start redirecting to the new web server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our leading-edge cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one easily for every internet domain or subdomain you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you could start using the services of any other service provider you point the domain/subdomain to in no time. You are able to create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will also find all other records that were created automatically or you have created manually in the past. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the needed domain or subdomain and the AAAA type from simple drop-down menus, typing the IPv6 address inside a text box and saving the change. You're going to be able to edit the record at any time if required. Assuming the other service provider demands a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting as well. The Time To Live option defines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you modify it or delete it and the time is in seconds.