An AAAA record is an IP address in the recently released IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 sets of numbers in between 1 and 255. A good 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 larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain address where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your website with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you use a service through a third-party provider and you have to set up an AAAA record to point a domain or a subdomain to their system, you'll be able to do that with just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with our shared hosting packages. After you sign in, you have to navigate to the DNS Records section where you are going to find all records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account. Creating a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking the type from a drop-down menu, which will be AAAA in this case, and then typing the value, or the actual IPv6 address, in a text box. As an additional option you can edit the TTL value (Time To Live), which outlines how long the record is live after you change it or delete it in the future. The new AAAA record will be functioning in just an hour and will propagate worldwide an hour or two later, so the hostname for which you have created it will start directing to the new server.