Every device that's connected to the Internet has a specific identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, which was introduced at first, has been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens a website 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 is made up of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 divided by a dot, while in the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of eight 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 can handle a considerably larger amount of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Hosting

The state-of-the-art Hepsia website hosting CP, included with our hosting, will allow you to set up a new AAAA record with ease. When you're within the account and you visit the DNS Records section, you'll discover all records that you have for every hosted domain address or a subdomain under it. All it takes to set up the AAAA record is to click the New Record button, to pick the domain/subdomain in question, choose AAAA then only type or copy and paste the IPv6 address. We've got a step-by-step guide if you have never created records for your domain names, but it's not likely that you will need it as Hepsia is much simpler to make use of than compared with other Control Panels available. Within an hour your new record will be active and your domain shall start resolving to the servers of the other provider. There is also an option to change the TTL value, which determines how long this record is going to be active if you modify it, from the default 3600 seconds to any value the other company may require.