Every device that is connected to the world wide web has a special identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, that was introduced originally, is already distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a website comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 larger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
If you need to create a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted in your website hosting account, it will not take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and is going to allow you to set up or change every single record without difficulty. After you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all current records for your domains and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that'll appear, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as basic as that. The new record will be 100% functioning within no more than an hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you'll also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds which the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to set up an AAAA record for a domain name you have hosted in it or a subdomain you've created, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even when you have never had a hosting account before, you will not encounter any troubles since you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the exact same name, so as soon as you go there, you will notice all records that have been set up automatically or manually and you're going to be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with a few mouse clicks you can pick the type of record you require and for which Internet domain or subdomain it's going to be created. Then, simply paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record will be fully active. As an optional setting, you can pick the length of time this record is going to be working after you change it or remove it in the future. That is the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds in case the other company needs it.