AAAA is a domain name record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which each and every IP address is comprised of 4 sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. On the other hand, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the considerably smaller number of unique IPs that the present system supports as well as the rapid increase of units which 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 need to forward a domain name to a machine that uses this kind of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the exact same function, yet different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you have to create an AAAA record to point a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you're going to be able to do that with just a couple of clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all of our shared web hosting packages. As soon as you log in, you need to proceed to the DNS Records section where you will find all records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an additional option you are able to modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record is live after you modify it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be live in only an hour and will propagate globally an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new web server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to create an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. Even when you have never had a hosting account before, you will not encounter any troubles since you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so once you go there, you'll see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with several mouse clicks you can select the type of record that you need and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be created. Afterwards, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record will be completely functioning. As an optional setting, you can choose how long this record is going to be functioning after you edit it or erase 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 default 3600 seconds when the other provider needs it.