AAAA is a domain address record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system in which each and every Internet protocol address is made up of 4 sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. However, an IPv6 address includes 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this change is the significantly smaller range of unique IPs the present system supports and also the fast increase of products which 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'd like to direct a domain to a server that uses such an address, you have to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As our advanced cloud hosting platform supports AAAA records, you're going to be able to create one with ease for any domain address or subdomain you host in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and the new record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using the services of any other provider you direct the domain/subdomain to right away. You can create the record from the DNS Records section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will also find all of the other records that were set up automatically or you have set up manually previously. The set up of the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the needed Internet domain or subdomain and the AAAA type via simple drop-down menus, entering the IPv6 address in a text box and saving the change. You are going to be able to edit the record at any time if necessary. In case the other service provider needs a certain TTL value for the new record, you'll be able to edit this setting also. The Time To Live option outlines how long an existing record will keep functioning after you modify it or remove it and the time is in seconds.