AAAA is a domain name record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where each IP is made up of 4 sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this transformation is the significantly smaller range of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the fast increase of products which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to point a domain address 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. The two records provide the exact same function, yet different notations are used, to separate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you want to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted in your cloud hosting account, it will not take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and it will allow you to set up or edit any record easily. As soon as you log in and go to the DNS Records section, where you can find all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll only have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that will show up, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record shall be fully active within no more than an hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you'll also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform supports AAAA records, you will be able to create one with ease for any domain name or subdomain that you host within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using the services of any other company you direct the domain/subdomain to in no time. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting CP in which you will also find all other records that were set up automatically or you have created manually before. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking the needed domain name or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, inputting the IPv6 address within a text box and saving the modification. You are going to be able to change the record at any time if required. In case the other provider requires a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to modify this setting as well. The Time To Live option specifies how long an existing record will continue working after you change it or remove it and the time is in seconds.