AAAA is a domain address 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 in which each Internet protocol address is made up of four groups of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the substantially smaller amount of unique IPs which the current system supports as well as the quick increase of products that are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to point a domain to a web server which uses this sort of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to separate the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you are using a service with a third-party company and you have to set up an AAAA record to point a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with just a couple of clicks via the Hepsia CP, included with our cloud hosting packages. Once you log in, you will need to proceed to the DNS Records section in which you are going to find all records for any domain or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then entering the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an added option you could modify the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record will be functioning after you modify it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be active in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new web server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a couple of simple steps, which you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You will need to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domain names and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as basic as choosing the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than several clicks, so you can quickly direct any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It takes mere seconds for the new record to be functioning and only around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider may also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.