An AAAA record is an IP address in the newly introduced IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that could be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain name where the website for it is. Depending on the system the provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your website with one provider and your emails with another, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you want to set up a new AAAA record for any domain address or subdomain hosted inside your shared web hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a few simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and it will enable you to create or edit every record effortlessly. When you log in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domains and subdomains, you'll just have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up which will show up, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the change - it is as basic as that. The new record is going to be 100% working within only one hour and the hostname which you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. When required, you'll also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds the new record will be working after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.