Every single device that's connected to the Internet has a unique identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced at first, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that 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 comprises of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is made up of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 substantially larger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you wish to use a domain address or a subdomain which you have within a shared web hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than a few clicks to do this through our powerful, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. As soon as you navigate to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the area where you could create any DNS record, so you only have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and type in the IPv6 address, which is the actual record. Just in case you have no experience with such matters, you will not have any problems as Hepsia is quite user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. In case they demand it, you are also going to be able to change the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it will stay active in the global DNS system after you edit it or delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain address you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it'll take you just a few clicks in the Hepsia CP to achieve that. Even if you have never had a hosting account before, you won't experience any issues since you will use a very simple and user-friendly interface. All DNS records for your domain addresses will be listed in a section of the CP with the same name, so once you go there, you will see all records which have been set up automatically or manually and you will be able to set up a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A small pop-up shall appear, so with just a few mouse clicks you can pick the type of record that you need and for which domain name or subdomain it'll be created. Next, just paste the IPv6 address within a text box, save the modification and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be completely functioning. As an optional setting, you can select the time this record will be working after you change it or remove it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can change from the default 3600 seconds in case the other company needs it.