AAAA is a domain name record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system in which every IP is made up of four sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. However, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this transformation is the significantly smaller amount of unique IPs which the current system supports and also the rapid increase of products that are connected to the Internet. A good 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 which uses this type of an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the exact same function, but different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you would like to set up a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted inside your website hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and it will enable you to create or change every single record effortlessly. As soon as you log in and navigate 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, select AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that will appear, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it's as basic as that. The new record shall be fully live within no more than an hour and the hostname 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 modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it will take you only a few clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. In case you have never had a website hosting account before, you will not experience any issues as you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you will notice all records which have been created automatically or manually and you are going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with several mouse clicks you can select the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Then, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the change and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you can select the length of time this record is going to be operating after you edit it or erase 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 if the other provider requires it.