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AAAA Record
An AAAA record stores a 128-bit Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) address, which does not fit the standard
A record format. For example, 2007:0db6:85a3:0000:0000:6a2e:0371:7234 is a valid 128-bit IPv6 address.
It maps the host name to an address associated with a domain name and specifies that AAAA records must be
processed.

Admin Contact
The admin contact represents a domain name registrant and domain name. This contact is authorized to initiate changes with the domain name registrar.

Admin Email
The admin email is the email address listed for a domain name's administrative contact. During the transfer process, the admin email receives information relevant to the completion of the transfer.

Affiliate Program
The Affiliate Program gives individuals access to an affiliate's site to provide its products or services.

Aliased Nameserver
An aliased nameserver is owned by a hosting provider, but is aliased (or masked) to a name that you specify.

Apache
The Apache program is a popular open-source Web server. It supports Perl and PHP scripts.

Applet

An applet is a Java application that runs inside a Web page. It's independent of the operating systems where it runs.

Application Service Provider
An application service provider offers software applications to users over the Internet from a centralized data center.

Archive
An archive displays all of a blogger's posts on one page organized by date or category.

A record
An A record is the part of the zone file that directs the domain name to a specific IP address. A records are modified routinely when users want to point their domain name to the IP assigned to their hosting account.

Assisted Server
An assisted server has admin capabilities managed by the hosting account that generally include additional technical support for the server.

ASP
The Microsoft® scripting language ASP, or ASP.NET, is used in building dynamic websites. Typically, sites with ASP are compatible with Windows accounts.

Audio Streaming
A widely used feature, audio streaming provides audio content or music on a website. It significantly increases a website's bandwidth usage.

Authentication
Authentication identifies an individual, usually with a user name and password.

Authorization Code
The authorization code grants permission to complete a domain name transfer to the customer's new domain name provider.

Auto Responder
The auto responder automatically sends a brief, preprogrammed response to received emails. Most auto responders let you customize the automatic message.
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