Every device that's connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, that was introduced initially, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a site comes with 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 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of 8 groups 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 amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

In order to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have inside a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do that through our highly effective, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you visit the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the area in which you can set up any DNS record, so you just have to select the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down navigation and enter the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. If you happen to have no experience with such matters, you will not have any issues as Hepsia is very 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 service provider. Provided they require it, you are also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a few simple steps, that you will be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You'll have to select the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all your domains and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as simple as picking out the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than several clicks, so you can easily forward any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It takes just a few seconds for the new record to be working and only 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 is different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature shows how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.