AAAA is a domain address record, that's basically the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where every single IP address comprises of four groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the substantially smaller amount of unique IPs that the current system supports and also the quick increase of devices that are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to direct a domain name to a web server that uses this type of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records provide the same exact function, yet different notations are used, in order to differentiate the two forms of addresses.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your cloud website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and it'll allow you to set up or change every single record effortlessly. Once you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all present records for your domains and subdomains, you will simply have to click the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up that will show up, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as easy as that. The new record is going to be fully active within no more than one hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you are also going to be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've created under it, you will be able to create it in a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with several clicks. All it takes to do that is to choose the domain/subdomain you want to edit, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record is going to propagate globally and your domain name will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they need it, you may also edit the TTL value, which indicates the time this record will be functioning with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.