An AAAA record is an IP address within the newly presented IPv6 format and it consists of eight different sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain address where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system which the provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one provider and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you want to create a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted inside your shared hosting account, it will not take you more than a couple of basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use and is going to enable you to create or change any record without difficulty. When you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domains and subdomains, you'll just have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up which will appear, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as easy as that. The new record is going to be fully functioning within only 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If needed, you will also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds that the new record will be live after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply erase it.