Each device that's connected to the web has a special identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, which was introduced at first, is already distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a website has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up using a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use numbers 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 significantly larger number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting

If you wish to use a domain name or a subdomain you have in a cloud hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks to do this via our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. As soon as you go to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the place where you can create any DNS record, so you only have to choose the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and type in the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Just in case you have no experience with such matters, you will not have any troubles as Hepsia is quite intuitive and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. In case they demand it, you're also going to be able to edit 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 change it or erase it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is extremely easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address 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 created under it, you are going to be able to create it in a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a couple of mouse clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to select the domain/subdomain you want to edit, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address which the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record will propagate globally and your domain address will start forwarding to the third-party server. If they need it, you may also change the TTL value, which shows the time this record shall be functioning with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.