Each device that's connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, that was introduced initially, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a website has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use numbers 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 can handle a significantly bigger amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you wish to use a domain or a subdomain that you have within a shared web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few clicks to do this via our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. After you go to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the spot where you can set up any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down navigation and enter the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. In case you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any issues as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. In case they require it, you will also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it will stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain address inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have set up under it, you are going to be able to create it within a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all existing records or create new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to do this is to select the domain/subdomain that you'd like to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain name will start directing to the third-party hosting server. If they require it, you may also change the TTL value, which outlines the time this record is going to be functioning with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.