Each device that's connected to the world wide web has a special identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, which was introduced initially, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it consists of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up using a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. A good example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format supports a substantially greater amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

In order to use a domain or a subdomain which you have inside a website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than only a few clicks to do that via our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. As soon as you visit the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the place in which you can create any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and enter the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. In case you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any problems as Hepsia is very intuitive and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. If they require it, you are also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it will stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain 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 created under it, you are going to be able to create it in a few quite simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with several clicks. All it takes to do that is to choose the domain/subdomain you need to change, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate globally and your domain name will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they demand it, you can even change the TTL value, which indicates the time this record is going to be active with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.