An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the recently released IPv6 format and it is made up of eight different sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its website hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain where the site for it is. Depending on the system which the company uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your site with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you need to set up a new AAAA record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your shared web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several easy steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive to use and it'll enable you to create or edit every single record with ease. Once you log in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domains and subdomains, you will simply have to click on the "New" button, choose AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up which will appear, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as easy as that. The new record shall be 100% functioning within only one hour and the hostname you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If necessary, you will also be able to edit the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds which the new record will be live after you eventually change it to something different or you simply erase it.