Every device which is connected to the Internet has a special identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced originally, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it comprises of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 considerably greater amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

In order to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have in a website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than a few clicks to do that through our powerful, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. As soon as 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 spot where you could create any DNS record, so you just have to choose the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down navigation and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any troubles as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they require it, you're also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it's going to remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes a few very simple steps, that you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You will need to pick the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all of your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few clicks, so you can effortlessly forward any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It will take just a few seconds for the new record to be working and just about an hour for it to propagate around the globe, so you will be done in no time. The other company could also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.