Each device which is connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, that was introduced initially, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it consists of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it comprises of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 supports a significantly greater number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party service provider and you need to create an AAAA record to point a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our website hosting
solutions. After you log in, you will need to visit the DNS Records section in which you will find all records for every domain address or subdomain hosted in the account. Creating a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an extra option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record is active after you edit it or remove it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be active in no more than an hour and will propagate worldwide a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start forwarding to the new server.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server
from our company includes only a few really easy steps, which you will be able to find within the Help section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well. You will have to pick the hostname for which the new record is going to be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find your domain names and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as easy as choosing the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is achieved with no more than several clicks, so you can effortlessly direct any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It will take mere seconds for the new record to be functioning and only about an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other service provider can also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.