AAAA is a domain name record, that is in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the present IPv4 system in which each and every Internet protocol address is made up of four sets of decimal digits which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address features 8 groups of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the tremendously smaller number of unique IPs the current system supports as well as the rapid increase of units that are connected to the world wide web. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you'd like to forward a domain to a web server that uses such an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, which is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the exact same function, but different notations are used, so as to separate the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you need to set up a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted in your shared hosting account, it will not take you more than a few easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and is going to allow you to set up or change any record effortlessly. Once you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domains and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up which will appear, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as simple as that. The new record shall be fully active within no more than one hour and the hostname which you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you'll also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have set up under it, you're going to be able to create it in just a few very simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names in which you can find all existing records or create new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to do this is to pick the domain/subdomain that you'd like to modify, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate globally and your domain will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they need it, you can also modify the TTL value, which shows the time this record will be operating with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.