AAAA is a domain name record, which is essentially the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain name is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system where each and every IP address comprises of 4 sets of decimal numbers ranging from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has eight groups of four hexadecimal numbers - from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this modification is the tremendously smaller amount of unique IPs that the existing system supports as well as the quick increase of products which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to point a domain to a machine that uses such an address, you have to create an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The 2 records deliver the exact same function, but different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two forms of addresses.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it is going to take you just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even if you have never had a hosting account before, you won't face any problems as you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All the DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so when you go there, you will notice all records which have been created automatically or manually and you are going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up will appear, so with only several mouse clicks you can pick the type of record that you need and for which domain name or subdomain it's going to be set up. Afterwards, just paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% live. As an optional setting, you can pick the time this record shall be working after you change it or remove it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds if the other company needs it.