Every device that's connected to the Internet has a specific identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, which was introduced initially, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a website 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 is made up of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided 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 type of records use numbers 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 is designed for a substantially larger number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

In order to use a domain name or a subdomain that you have within a shared web 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 mouse clicks to do this by using our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. Once you go to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the area where you could set up any DNS record, so you simply have to pick the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any issues as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. Provided they demand it, you will also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it is going to remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain inside 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're going to be able to create it within a few very simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all current records or create new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to pick the domain/subdomain that you'd like to change, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the newly created record will propagate world-wide and your domain name will start directing to the third-party web server. If they require it, you could also edit the TTL value, which outlines the time this record is going to be active with its present value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.