AAAA is a domain address record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system in which every single IP address comprises of 4 sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this transformation is the considerably smaller number of unique IPs which the existing system supports and also the fast 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 want to point a domain address to a machine which uses this sort of an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the exact same function, but different notations are used, to differentiate the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain you have in a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than a few mouse clicks to do that through our effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you go to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the spot where you could create any DNS record, so you only have to pick the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and type in the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Just in case you have no experience with such matters, you will not have any troubles as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. If they require it, you will also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have set up under it, you're going to be able to create it within a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all current records or create new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to choose the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate world-wide and your domain name will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they require it, you can also change the TTL value, which reveals the time this record is going to be operating with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.