Each device that's connected to the web has a distinctive identifier called IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, which was introduced at first, has been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain which opens an internet site comes with 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 comprised of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. A good example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format can handle a significantly greater number of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Web Hosting

If you use a service with a third-party company and you need to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain or a subdomain to their system, you are going to be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks through the Hepsia CP, included with all our web hosting solutions. After you log in, you have to go to the DNS Records section in which you will find all of the records for every domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account. Setting up a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type from a drop-down menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then inserting the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an added option you can modify the TTL value (Time To Live), which specifies how long the record will be functioning after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be live in only 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 server.

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