Every device which is connected to the Internet has a unique identifier referred to as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computers, web servers, smart phones, switches, etcetera. The pool of addresses, which was introduced at first, has already been distributed, therefore the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain that opens a website comes with an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it comprises of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated using a dot, while within the IPv6 system it is called AAAA and it is comprised of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use digits 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 can handle a substantially bigger number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you are using a service through a third-party company and you've got to set up an AAAA record to direct a domain name or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with just a couple of clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all our cloud website hosting packages. Once you log in, you need to go to the DNS Records section in which you will find all the records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account. Setting up a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type from a drop-down options menu, that is to be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, within a text box. As an extra option you are able to edit the TTL value (Time To Live), that defines how long the record is going to be live after you edit it or erase it in the future. The new AAAA record will be working in just an hour and will propagate around the world a few hours later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start pointing to the new server.