Each device that is connected to the Internet has a specific identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, that was introduced at first, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a website has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. With 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's called AAAA and it is made up 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 substantially greater number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain or a subdomain which you have in a shared website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than just a few clicks to do that through our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. When you go to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the place where you can set up any DNS record, so you just have to pick 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. In case you have no experience with such matters, you will not have any issues as Hepsia is incredibly 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. In case they require it, you're also going to 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 modify it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it'll take you just a few clicks within the Hepsia Control Panel to do that. Even when you have never had a website hosting account before, you will not experience any issues since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domains will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so once you go there, you will see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you're going to be able to set up a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with a few clicks you can pick the type of record that you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it will be set up. Afterwards, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and an hour later the new AAAA record is going to be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you can select the time this record will be active after you edit it or remove it in the future. That's the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds if the other service provider demands it.