AAAA is a domain name record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was designed to replace the current IPv4 system in which every Internet protocol address comprises of four sets of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this change is the considerably smaller range of unique IPs that the existing system supports and the quick increase of products which are connected to the world wide web. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to forward a domain to a server that uses this sort of an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. The two records deliver the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
In order to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have in a web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks to do this through our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. After you navigate to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the area in which you can set up any DNS record, so you just have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and enter the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Even if you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any issues as Hepsia is quite user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. If they require it, you're also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it'll 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 address or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company involves a few really easy steps, that you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP 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 domains and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a few mouse clicks, so you can easily direct any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It's going to take mere seconds for the new record to be active and only about an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you'll be done in no time. The other provider could also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows 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.