AAAA is a domain record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system in which each and every IP address is comprised of 4 groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has 8 sets of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the significantly smaller selection of unique IPs that the present system supports as well as the speedy increase of gadgets 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 need to point a domain to a server which uses this kind of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the same exact function, but different notations are used, in order to identify the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party company and you've got to create an AAAA record to point a domain or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all our cloud hosting packages. After you sign in, you will need to proceed to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all of the records for every domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Setting up a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, inside a text box. As an added option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record is live after you modify it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be functioning in just an hour and will propagate around the world a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of simple steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You'll need to select the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than several mouse clicks, so you can very easily point any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It's going to take just a few seconds for the new record to be live and only about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider may also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.