Each device that is connected to the world wide web has a distinctive identifier named IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of IPs, that was introduced at first, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens an internet site comes with an IP record, which 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 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use numbers 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 works with a significantly bigger amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you need to set up a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your hosting account, it won't take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it will permit you to create or change every single record easily. As soon as you log in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all present records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up that will show up, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it is as simple as that. The new record is going to be fully working within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds the new record will be active after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.