Each device that's connected to the web has a special identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, that was introduced initially, is already distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens an internet site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it comprises of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 considerably greater number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you want to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have inside a shared 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, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. After you navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the place where you could set up any DNS record, so you just have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down navigation and input the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. If you happen to have no experience with such matters, you will not have any difficulties as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly 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. If they demand it, you'll also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is extremely easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've set up under it, you are going to be able to create it within a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to select the domain/subdomain that you'd like to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record will propagate worldwide and your domain name will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they need it, you may also modify the TTL value, which shows the time this record is going to be active with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.