An AAAA record is an IP in the freshly presented IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs that may be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain address where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one company and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you need to set up a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted in your shared hosting account, it won't take you more than a couple of easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is very intuitive to use and is going to enable you to create or edit every record easily. Once you sign in and go to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all present records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll simply have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up which will show up, type or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as basic as that. The new record will be fully active within a maximum of one hour and the hostname which you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you are also going to be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be functioning after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.