AAAA is a domain record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system where every IP is made up of four groups of decimal digits between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this modification is the significantly smaller amount of unique IPs the existing system supports and also the fast increase of units 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 direct a domain to a web server which uses such an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the very same function, but different notations are used, to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you'd like to create a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted within your shared website 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 rather intuitive to use and it will permit you to set up or edit any record with ease. When you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you will just have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up that will appear, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it's as simple as that. The new record shall be 100% live within no more than 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds that the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a few really easy steps, that you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You will need to pick the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can effortlessly point any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It takes just a few seconds for the new record to be live and just about an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you'll be done in no time. The other service provider can also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.