Each device which is connected to the web has a special identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, that was introduced initially, is already distributed, hence 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 is hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. A good example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format supports a substantially bigger amount of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain or a subdomain you have within a hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than a few mouse clicks to do this by using our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. After you navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the place where you could set up any DNS record, so you simply have to choose the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and enter the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Even if you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any troubles as Hepsia is very intuitive and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. In case they require it, you're also going to 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 edit it or delete 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 within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have created under it, you will be able to create it in a few simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all current records or set up new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to select the domain/subdomain you want to edit, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record will propagate world-wide and your Internet domain 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 shall be functioning with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.