Every device which is connected to the Internet has a unique identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, which was introduced initially, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens an internet site comes with 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 is made up of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it comprises of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use numbers 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 substantially greater amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our hosting, will enable you to create a new AAAA record effortlessly. When you're within the account and you navigate to the DNS Records section, you will discover all records that you have for any hosted domain or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to choose the domain/subdomain in question, select AAAA and then only type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you've never created records for your domain names, but it's extremely unlikely that you'll need it as Hepsia is much easier to work with in comparison with other Control Panels on the market. Within an hour your new record is going to be active and your domain name shall start resolving to the servers of the other service provider. In addition, there’s an option to modify the TTL value, which shows how long this record will be functioning if you change it, from the standard 3600 seconds to any value that the other company may require.

AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new AAAA record for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company includes a few very easy steps, which you'll be able to find in the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You will have to choose 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 basic as choosing the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than several clicks, so you can very easily point any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they offer. It will take mere seconds for the new record to be functioning and only around an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other company could also ask you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature determines how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.