Every single device that's connected to the world wide web has a unique identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced at first, is already distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a site has 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 is comprised of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use digits 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 can handle a substantially bigger amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

In order to use a domain name or a subdomain you have in a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to set up an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do that through our amazing, 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 small pop-up will appear. This is the area in which you can set up any DNS record, so you simply have to choose the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down options menu and enter the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. In case you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any problems as Hepsia is very user-friendly and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. If they require it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, outlining how long it is going to remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have set up under it, you're going to be able to create it in just a few quite simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to accomplish this is to choose the domain/subdomain that you would like to change, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and input the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other company has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record will propagate world-wide and your Internet domain will start pointing to the third-party web server. If they demand it, you can even edit the TTL value, which reveals the time this record will be functioning with its current value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.