AAAA is a domain record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system in which every Internet protocol address is comprised of four groups of decimal digits ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address features 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the tremendously smaller range of unique IPs the existing system supports and also the quick increase of products that are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you wish to direct a domain name to a machine which uses such an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. The 2 records provide the exact same function, but different notations are used, to distinguish the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
In order to use a domain name or a subdomain that you have inside a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few mouse clicks to do this via our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you go to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the place where you can create any DNS record, so you only have to pick the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down options menu and enter the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any issues as Hepsia is very user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. In case they require it, you're also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it's going to stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company features a few really easy steps, that you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You will have to choose the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than several mouse 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 takes seconds for the new record to be active and only around an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you'll be done in no time. The other company can also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.