AAAA is a domain address record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the current IPv4 system where every single Internet protocol address is comprised of four groups of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. In comparison, an IPv6 address includes eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The main reason for this change is the considerably smaller selection of unique IPs that the existing system supports and also the speedy 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 want to point a domain address to a web server that uses this sort of an address, you need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records have the very same function, but different notations are used, so as to distinguish the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a couple of very easy steps, that you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You'll have to pick the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all of your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the one that you need and entering the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than several mouse clicks, so you can effortlessly direct any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It takes mere seconds for the new record to be live and just around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider may also ask 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.