Find out what an AAAA record is, when it’s utilized and whether you ought to create one for your domain name.
Every single device that's connected to the web has a specific identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, that was introduced initially, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens an internet site comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it consists of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated by a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is comprised of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind 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 is designed for a significantly greater amount of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
In order to use a domain or a subdomain that you have inside a cloud website hosting
account on our end for any third-party service and you have to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than only a few clicks to do that by using our highly effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. Once you visit the DNS Records section and then click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will appear. This is the place where you can create any DNS record, so you only have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and input the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. In case you have no experience with such matters, you won't have any problems as Hepsia is very intuitive and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so that you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. If they require it, you will also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it is going to remain active in the global DNS system after you change it or delete it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server
from our company includes a few really easy steps, which you'll be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting CP as well. You will need to select the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu where you will find all your domains and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as basic as picking out the one that you need and typing in the IPv6 address for it. This is accomplished with no more than a few clicks, so you can quickly point any hostname to a different company by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they provide. It's going to take mere seconds for the new record to be working and just around an hour for it to propagate world-wide, so you'll be done in no time. The other company can also request you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, which is different from the default one - 3600 seconds. This feature outlines how long it will take for any new value which you set for your record to take effect while the old value is still active.