AAAA is a domain name record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the present IPv4 system in which every Internet protocol address is made up of 4 sets of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the considerably smaller amount of unique IPs the current system supports and also the quick increase of devices which are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to direct a domain name to a machine which uses this type of an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to identify the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you wish to use a domain or a subdomain you have in a shared website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than just a few clicks to do that using our effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. After you go to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the area in which you can create any DNS record, so you only have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and input the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Even if you have no experience with such matters, you won't have any problems as Hepsia is very intuitive and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. If they demand it, you are also going to be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it is going to stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you're going to be able to create it within a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all current records or create new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to pick the domain/subdomain you need to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record will propagate worldwide and your domain will start pointing to the third-party hosting server. If they demand it, you could also modify the TTL value, which shows the time this record will be operating with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.