AAAA is a domain address record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system where each and every IP consists of four sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the considerably smaller number of unique IPs that the current system supports and also the fast increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to direct a domain to a server which uses this type of an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the very same function, but different notations are used, to differentiate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you want to set up a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted in your website hosting account, it will not take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and is going to allow you to create or edit any record with ease. After you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that'll appear, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as easy as that. The new record will be fully working within only 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds that the new record will be active after you eventually change it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it is going to take you only a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even though you may have never had a web hosting account before, you'll not encounter any difficulties since you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All the DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you'll see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you're going to be able to set up a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with only a few clicks you can choose the type of record that you need and for which domain name or subdomain it'll be created. Afterwards, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% active. As an optional setting, you can select the length of time this record will be working after you modify it or erase it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds in case the other service provider requires it.