Every device which is connected to the web has a special identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of IP addresses, which was introduced initially, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a website has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it consists of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it consists of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this type 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 larger amount of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Hosting
If you want to use a domain address or a subdomain you have within a hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it will not take you more than only a few clicks to do that by using our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. After you go to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will show up. This is the place where you can create any DNS record, so you simply have to pick the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down navigation and type in the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. In case you have zero experience with such matters, you will not have any troubles as Hepsia is quite intuitive and your new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. If they require it, you will also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it'll remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or delete it.