Every single device that's connected to the web has a unique identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IPs, that was introduced originally, has been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are gradually getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens an internet site has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with a dot, while within 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 supports a substantially larger amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

In order to use a domain or a subdomain that you have in a cloud website hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to create an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than just a few mouse clicks to do this using our powerful, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. Once you go to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the place where you can create any DNS record, so you simply have to choose the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down menus and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Even if 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 you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. Provided they demand it, you will also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it is going to remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or delete it.