Every device that's connected to the world wide web has a special identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, that was introduced originally, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site has 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 comprises of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An illustration of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format supports a substantially bigger number of IPs when 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 ought to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do this using our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. Once you navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the area where you could set up any DNS record, so you just have to select the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down navigation and enter the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any difficulties as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. Provided they require it, you will also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it is going to remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain address in 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're going to be able to create it within a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to pick the domain/subdomain that you'd like to modify, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate globally and your domain name will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they require it, you can also edit the TTL value, which reveals the time this record shall be functioning with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any adjustments in the future.