Every device which is connected to the Internet has a distinctive identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced originally, is already distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens an internet site has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided using a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type 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 substantially larger number of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Hosting

If you'd like to create a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted in your hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and is going to enable you to set up or edit any record effortlessly. As soon as you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, where you can find all current records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will simply have to click the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that'll show up, input or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as basic as that. The new record is going to be 100% active within a maximum of 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be active after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.