Every single device which is connected to the Internet has a special identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, that was introduced initially, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use numbers 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 is designed for a significantly larger number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Web Hosting
In order to use a domain name or a subdomain you have within a web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than only a few clicks to do that using our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. As soon as you visit the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the spot where you could set up any DNS record, so you only have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down navigation and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Even if you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any difficulties as Hepsia is very user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. If they demand it, you will also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it'll stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want 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 in a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which 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 would like to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which 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 address will start forwarding to the third-party hosting server. If they need it, you can even change the TTL value, which shows the time this record will be operating with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any modifications in the future.