Each device that's connected to the world wide web has a special identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of IP addresses, that was introduced originally, has been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a site comes with 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 is made up of four sets of numbers from 1 to 255 divided with a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it consists of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort 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 substantially bigger amount of IPs compared with the IPv4 format.

AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you want to use a domain or a subdomain which 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 that by using our powerful, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you go to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will show up. This is the spot in which you can create any DNS record, so you simply have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down navigation and input the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. In case you have no 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, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. In case they require it, you're also going to be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it's going to remain active in the global DNS system after you modify it or delete it.