AAAA is a domain name record, that's essentially the IPv6 address of the web server where the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the current IPv4 system where each and every Internet protocol address is made up of four groups of decimal numbers between 1 to 255 e.g. 188.8.131.52. In contrast, an IPv6 address features eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason behind this transformation is the tremendously smaller selection of unique IPs which the current system supports as well as the speedy increase of products that are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address would be 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain address to a server that uses this sort of an address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it, not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records deliver the same exact function, but different notations are used, so as to differentiate the two sorts of addresses.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it is going to take you only a few clicks within the Hepsia CP to achieve that. Even if you have never had a hosting account before, you will not experience any issues because you will use a very simple and easy-to-use 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 once you go there, you will see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you're going to be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with only a couple of mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you need and for which domain name or subdomain it will be created. Afterwards, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely functioning. As an optional setting, you may choose the time this record shall be active after you edit it or erase 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.