AAAA is a domain record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system where every single IP consists of four groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. However, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the considerably smaller amount of unique IPs which the current system supports and the quick increase of devices that are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to forward a domain name to a web server which uses such an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to separate the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you'd like to create a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted within your shared hosting account, it will not take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and it'll permit you to create or edit every record with ease. After you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that will appear, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as basic as that. The new record is going to be fully working within a maximum of one hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be live after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it will take you only a few clicks in the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. Even though you may have never had a hosting account before, you will not face any difficulties since you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All the DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so once you go there, you will see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you're going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up will appear, so with a couple of clicks you can select the type of record you require and for which Internet domain or subdomain it's going to be created. Afterwards, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record will be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you can pick how long this record is going to be working after you modify it or remove it in the future. This is 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 requires it.