Every device which is connected to the Internet has a special identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced initially, is already distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a website comes with 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 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up 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 illustration of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format works with a considerably larger amount of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you want to use a domain address or a subdomain you have in a shared web 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 only a few mouse clicks to do that via our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. As soon as you go to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the area in which you can set up any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down menus and type in the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any difficulties as Hepsia is quite intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. If they demand it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it's going to stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is quite easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you require such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you're going to be able to create it within a few rather simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all existing records or create new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to pick the domain/subdomain you want to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the newly created record will propagate worldwide and your domain will start directing to the third-party server. If they demand it, you can also edit the TTL value, which reveals the time this record is going to be active with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.