Every single device which is connected to the world wide web has a special identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, which was introduced at first, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a website comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists 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 can handle a significantly greater number of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you wish to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have inside a website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few clicks to do this by using our powerful, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you visit the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the area where you can set up any DNS record, so you simply have to pick the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down navigation and enter the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Just in case you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any troubles as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. If they demand it, you'll also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it is going to remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or remove it.