Each device that's connected to the world wide web has a unique identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, which was introduced at first, has been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a 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 consists of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's 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 supports a substantially larger amount of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, bundled with our web hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record with ease. When you are inside the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records you have for every hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to select the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA after which only input or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We have a step-by-step guide in case you have never created records for your domain addresses, but it's unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to use than compared with other Control Panels available on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain address will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to modify the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be functioning if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value the other provider may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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 want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you'll be able to create it within a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains in which you can find all current records or create new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to pick the domain/subdomain that you'd like to change, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record will propagate worldwide and your domain name will start pointing to the third-party server. If they need it, you could also modify the TTL value, which shows the time this record is going to be functioning with its current value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.