AAAA is a domain record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system where each and every IP address comprises of 4 groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address has 8 groups of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the tremendously smaller number of unique IPs the current system supports and also the rapid increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain address to a web server that uses this sort 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 provide the very same function, yet different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain that you have inside a shared website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do this by using our powerful, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. Once you go to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the spot where you can create any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and type in the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any issues as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. In case they require it, you'll also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia CP to do that. Even when you have never had a web hosting account before, you won't experience any difficulties since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All of the DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you will see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you are going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with a couple of clicks you can choose the type of record you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. Afterwards, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and an hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% active. As an optional setting, you can choose the length of time this record will be active after you change 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 change from the default 3600 seconds if the other service provider requires it.