AAAA is a domain name record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which every single Internet protocol address comprises of four sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this change is the tremendously smaller range of unique IPs the current system supports and also the speedy increase of devices which are connected to the world wide web. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to point a domain address to a web server that uses this type of an address, you need to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to distinguish the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you want to use a domain address or a subdomain that you have within a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than a few mouse clicks to do this using our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. As soon as you visit the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the spot where you could set up any DNS record, so you simply have to pick the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down navigation and input the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. In case you have no experience with such matters, you won't have any issues as Hepsia is very user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they demand it, you will also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it will remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company features a few simple steps, which you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You will have to choose 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. Setting up the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can easily point any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It takes just a few seconds for the new record to be functioning and just about an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you will be done in no time. The other provider can also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.