Every single device that is connected to the world wide web has a unique identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, that was introduced originally, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is made up of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 split up by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use digits 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 greater amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you want to set up a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted within your web hosting account, it will not take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and it will permit you to set up or edit every record effortlessly. When you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll simply have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up which will show up, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as simple as that. The new record will be fully live within no more than 1 hour and the hostname that you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds the new record will be working after you eventually change it to something different or you simply remove it.