Every single device that is connected to the world wide web has a unique identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, that was introduced initially, is already distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is comprised of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 is designed for a considerably bigger number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain or a subdomain that you have inside a web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than a few mouse clicks to do this using our amazing, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the spot in which you can set up any DNS record, so you simply have to pick the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and input the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Even if you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any difficulties as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and the 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 demand it, you are also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it is going to stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you ought to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it is going to take you only a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even when you have never had a web hosting account before, you will not encounter any difficulties as you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domain names are going to be listed in a section of the CP with the exact same name, so when you go there, you'll see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you're going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up shall appear, so with just a couple of clicks you can select the type of record you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it's going to be created. Next, simply paste the IPv6 address in a text box, save the modification and 1 hour later the new AAAA record will be 100% active. As an optional setting, you can select the time this record is going to be working after you edit it or delete it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds when the other service provider needs it.