Every single device that's connected to the web has a unique identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, which was introduced initially, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a website has 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 consists of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use digits 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 substantially larger amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain you have inside a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than only a few clicks to do that through our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. After you go to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the spot where you could set up any DNS record, so you just have to choose the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down navigation and type in the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. If you happen to have no experience with such matters, you will not have any problems as Hepsia is incredibly intuitive and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. If they require it, you're also going to be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it is going to stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a couple of really easy steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel 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 names and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as basic as selecting the one that you need and entering 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's going to take just a few seconds for the new record to be live and just around an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider could also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows 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.