AAAA is a domain address record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system where every Internet protocol address comprises of 4 sets of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the substantially smaller number of unique IPs that the present system supports and the rapid increase of devices which are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to direct a domain to a server that uses this sort of an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records have the exact same function, yet different notations are used, to distinguish the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you would like to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted inside your shared web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and is going to allow you to create or edit every record easily. Once you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you can find all current records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will only have to click on the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up which will appear, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as easy as that. The new record will be 100% live within only one hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you will also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies 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 Servers
When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it will take you just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. Even if you have never had a web hosting account before, you'll not encounter any issues as you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so when you go there, you'll see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by simply clicking the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with several clicks you can pick the type of record that you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be set up. After that, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely functioning. As an optional setting, you can select how long this record will be working after you change it or remove it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds in case the other company needs it.