Every device that is connected to the Internet has a special identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced originally, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a website comes with 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 with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it comprises 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 illustration of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format works with a considerably larger amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you wish to use a domain name or a subdomain 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 is not going to take you more than a few clicks to do that by using our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. As soon as you go to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the spot where you could set up any DNS record, so you only have to select the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down navigation and type in the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any issues as Hepsia is very user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. In case they demand it, you will also be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it's going to stay active in the global DNS system after you modify it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company involves only a couple of really easy steps, that you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia website 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 in which you will find all of your domain names and subdomains. Setting up the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than several mouse clicks, so you can very easily point any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It's going to take mere seconds for the new record to be active and only around an hour for it to propagate around the globe, 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 reveals how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.