AAAA is a domain name record, that's in essence the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system in which every single Internet protocol address consists of 4 groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of four hexadecimal numbers - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this change is the considerably smaller range of unique IPs that the current system supports and the fast increase of units that are connected to the Internet. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to direct a domain address to a machine which uses this sort of an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the very same function, but different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you want to use a domain or a subdomain you have in a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do that through our powerful, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. As soon as you go to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the place where you could set up any DNS record, so you only have to pick the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down menus and enter the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. If you happen to have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any problems as Hepsia is very user-friendly and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. Provided they require it, you will also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it will remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes only a couple of very easy steps, that you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting CP as well. You will have to pick the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find your domains and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few clicks, so you can easily forward any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It's going to take mere seconds for the new record to be live and just around an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider may also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.