Each device that's connected to the Internet has a specific identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes PCs, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, which was introduced initially, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a site has 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 consists of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it comprises of eight 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 works with a considerably larger amount of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you'd like to use a domain address or a subdomain which you have within a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than only a few clicks to do this via our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. After you go to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the spot where you could set up any DNS record, so you just have to pick the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down options menu and input the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Just in case you have no experience with such matters, you won't have any problems as Hepsia is quite user-friendly and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. If they require it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it will stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you have to set up an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have set up, it will take you only a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia CP to accomplish this. In case you have never had a website hosting account before, you won't face any issues because you will use a very simple and intuitive interface. All the DNS records for your domain addresses will be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so once you go there, you'll see all records that have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to create a new one by simply clicking on the corresponding button. A compact pop-up shall appear, so with just a couple of mouse clicks you can choose the type of record you require and for which domain or subdomain it'll be created. Then, just paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record is going to be 100% functioning. As an optional setting, you can select the time this record shall be active after you change it or remove it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the default 3600 seconds when the other company needs it.