Every single device that is connected to the web has a distinctive identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smart phones, switches, and so on. The pool of addresses, which was introduced at first, has already been distributed, so the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are slowly getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name that opens a website comes with an IP record, which is the address of the server where it's hosted. Using 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 with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this kind of records use numbers 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 considerably greater number of IPs when compared with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you want to set up a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted in your shared website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is quite intuitive to use and it'll enable you to create or modify any record with ease. After you log in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you will just have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down options menu within the pop-up that will show up, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the change - it's as easy as that. The new record is going to be fully live within only 1 hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds that the new record will be live after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply erase it.