Each device which is connected to the world wide web has a special identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, which was introduced at first, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a website comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of four sets 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 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use digits 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 larger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Hosting
If you'd like to create a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted within your hosting
account, it will not take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and is going to enable you to set up or edit any record with ease. When you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all present records for your domains and subdomains, you will simply have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that'll show up, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as simple as that. The new record will be fully active within a maximum of an hour and the hostname which you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds that the new record will be working after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server
from our company includes only a couple of very simple steps, which you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia hosting CP as well. You'll need to select the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domain addresses and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as simple as selecting the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than several clicks, so you can easily point any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It will take seconds for the new record to be working and only around an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you'll be done in no time. The other service provider can also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.