AAAA is a domain record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the existing IPv4 system in which each and every IP address is comprised of 4 groups of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the considerably smaller number of unique IPs which the existing system supports and also the fast increase of products that are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to point a domain to a server that uses this type of an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records have the very same function, yet different notations are used, to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
The advanced Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our cloud hosting, will permit you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. Once you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will find all records you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, pick AAAA after which simply type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it's not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much easier to employ compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other company. Additionally, there is an option to modify the TTL value, which outlines how long this record is going to be working if you update it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have 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 will take you just a few clicks in the Hepsia CP to do that. Even when you have never had a hosting account before, you won't experience any issues as you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All of the DNS records for your domain addresses will be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so when 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 the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with only a few clicks you can select the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it'll be set up. Afterwards, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be fully live. As an optional setting, you can choose the length of time this record is going to be operating after you edit it or remove 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 provider requires it.