Every device which is connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of 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 which opens an internet site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. A good 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 in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you need to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted inside your shared hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and it'll enable you to create or edit every single record without difficulty. As soon as you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you can find all existing records for your domains and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up which will show up, type or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it's as basic as that. The new record is going to be 100% live within no more than one hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you are also going to be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be active after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy using our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain name within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you will be able to create it in a few quite simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a few clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to choose the domain/subdomain that you'd like to modify, choose AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and type the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record will propagate world-wide and your domain address will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they need it, you can even change the TTL value, which indicates the time this record shall be active with its existing value before a new one takes over if you make any adjustments in the future.