AAAA is a domain record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system where every single IP consists of 4 groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the tremendously smaller range of unique IPs which the current system supports and the rapid increase of gadgets 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 want to forward a domain to a server which uses this type of an address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you want to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted inside your shared web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and is going to allow you to set up or edit every record with ease. As soon as you log in and go to the DNS Records section, where you can find all existing records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up which will appear, input or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it is as easy as that. The new record shall be fully active within only one hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you will also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which signifies the time in seconds the new record will be working after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have 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 mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to accomplish this. In case you have never had a website hosting account before, you won't face any difficulties because you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All the DNS records for your domain addresses are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so once you go there, you will see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with several mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you need and for which domain or subdomain it will be created. Afterwards, simply paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record will be completely functioning. As an optional setting, you can choose the length of time this record is going to be operating after you edit it or erase 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 when the other company demands it.