Every device that's connected to the Internet has a specific identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, that was introduced initially, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively 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's hosted. 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 within the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is comprised of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 considerably bigger amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your cloud website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and is going to allow you to create or edit every single record without difficulty. When you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all current records for your domain names and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up that will appear, type or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as simple as that. The new record is going to be 100% live within only 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply delete it.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record is incredibly easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you host a domain in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain that you have created under it, you are going to be able to create it in a few very simple steps and without any hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses in which you can find all existing records or set up new ones with several mouse clicks. All it takes to do that is to choose the domain/subdomain that you'd like to modify, select AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address that the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the modification, the new record is going to propagate worldwide and your domain name will start forwarding to the third-party hosting server. If they need it, you may also modify the TTL value, which reveals the time this record is going to be active with its existing value before a new one kicks in if you make any changes in the future.