AAAA is a domain name record, that is basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system where each and every IP address is made up of four sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the tremendously smaller selection of unique IPs the present system supports and the rapid increase of units which are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to forward a domain name to a server that uses this kind of an address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you'd like to create a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted in your cloud website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and is going to permit you to set up or change every record without difficulty. Once you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domains and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up which will appear, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as basic as that. The new record is going to be 100% working within only 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you will also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds which the new record will be working after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it will take you only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. In case you have never had a web hosting account before, you will not encounter any difficulties because you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All of the DNS records for your domain addresses will be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so when you go there, you will notice all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you are going to be able to create a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with just several mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which domain name or subdomain it's going to be created. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% functioning. As an optional setting, you can pick the length of time this record is going to be operating after you modify it or delete it in the future. This is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds when the other provider needs it.