AAAA is a domain address record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the present IPv4 system in which every IP is comprised of 4 sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. In contrast, an IPv6 address has eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this modification is the considerably smaller number of unique IPs the current system supports as well as the fast increase of devices which are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to forward a domain address to a web server which uses this kind of an address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records provide the very same function, yet different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two types of addresses.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a few simple steps, that you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You'll have to select the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than a couple of clicks, so you can quickly forward any hostname to a different provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It will take just a few seconds for the new record to be active and only around an hour for it to propagate worldwide, so you will be done in no time. The other provider may also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals 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.