Every single device that's connected to the web has a unique identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, which was introduced originally, has been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet 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 consists of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format supports a significantly larger amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you'd like to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your website hosting account, it won't take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it'll enable you to set up or edit every record without difficulty. Once you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you will just have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that'll appear, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as easy as that. The new record is going to be 100% working within no more than 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds that the new record will be active after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain 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 in just a few very simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to pick the domain/subdomain you want to modify, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record will propagate globally and your domain will start pointing to the third-party hosting server. If they demand it, you could also modify the TTL value, which shows the time this record will be operating with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.