Every device that's connected to the Internet has a unique identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, which was introduced at first, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. An illustration of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format is designed for a substantially bigger number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

The cutting-edge Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, bundled with our website hosting, will allow you to set up a new AAAA record easily. When you're within the account and you go to the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records you have for any hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to create the AAAA record is to click on the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA then just 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 is less likely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much simpler to employ than other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record shall be active and your domain name will start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There's also an option to modify the TTL value, which shows how long this record is going to be functioning if you update it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value which the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is very easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain name in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you've set up under it, you'll be able to create it in just a few simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all existing records or create new ones with several clicks. All it takes to achieve that is to select the domain/subdomain that you'd like to edit, select 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 change, the newly created record is going to propagate world-wide and your domain address will start forwarding to the third-party hosting server. If they demand it, you can even edit the TTL value, which shows the time this record will be operating with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any changes in the future.