AAAA is a domain address record, that is essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was introduced to replace the existing IPv4 system in which each Internet protocol address consists of four groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address includes eight sets of 4 hexadecimal numbers - which range from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The cause of this modification is the tremendously smaller range of unique IPs which the current system supports and also the fast increase of gadgets that are connected to the Internet. A good example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain name to a web server that uses this type of an address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it, and not the commonly used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records have the same exact function, yet different notations are used, to separate the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you want to set up a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted within your shared hosting account, it won't take you more than a few easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and it will enable you to set up or edit any record effortlessly. Once you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domains and subdomains, you'll only have to click the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up that will show up, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it's as basic as that. The new record shall be fully active within only one hour and the hostname you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If required, you are also going to be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be working after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record is very easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've set up under it, you are going to be able to create it in just a few very simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all existing records or create new ones with a couple of clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to select the domain/subdomain you need to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain will start directing to the third-party server. If they demand it, you could also change the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be active with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.