Each device which is connected to the Internet has a specific identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced originally, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a website has an IP record, which 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 split up with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 supports a significantly greater amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you wish to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have in a shared web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than only a few clicks to do that through our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. Once you go to the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the spot where you could set up any DNS record, so you just have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down options menu and input the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Even if you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any issues as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. Provided they require it, you're also going to be able to change 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 edit it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company includes a few really easy steps, which you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well. You'll have to choose the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all 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 achieved with no more than a few clicks, so you can very easily direct any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It takes mere seconds for the new record to be functioning and just about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other company may 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 you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.