AAAA is a domain address record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system where every IP consists of 4 sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. However, an IPv6 address has eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the considerably smaller range of unique IPs that the existing system supports and also the fast increase of products 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 need to direct a domain to a machine that uses this kind of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the very same function, but different notations are used, to identify the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party service provider and you've got to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you will be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our shared hosting plans. Once you log in, you have to proceed to the DNS Records section where you will find all the records for every domain address or subdomain hosted within the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down options menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you are able to change the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record is live after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in just an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new hosting server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've set up, it will take you just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. In case you have never had a website hosting account before, you will not face any troubles because you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All DNS records for your domain names will be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you will see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you're going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with only several clicks you can choose the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it's going to be set up. After that, simply paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record will be completely live. As an optional setting, you can select the length of time this record will be active after you change 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 demands it.