Every single device that is connected to the web has a specific identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etc. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced originally, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. Using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type 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 is designed for a substantially greater amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Website Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party company and you have to set up an AAAA record to forward a domain address or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with just a couple of clicks within the Hepsia CP, included with our website hosting solutions. When you sign in, you need to navigate to the DNS Records section in which you will find all of the records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type from a drop-down menu, that will be AAAA in this case, and then inputting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an extra option you could change the TTL value (Time To Live), that determines how long the record is going to be live after you modify it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record is going to be active in just an hour and will propagate globally a couple of hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new hosting server.