An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the newly released IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 different groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of numbers 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 total number of IPs that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain name where the site for it is. Depending on the system that the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you choose to use such a redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.

AAAA Records in Shared Hosting

If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside your shared hosting account, it is not going to take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and it will enable you to create or modify any record without difficulty. When you log in and navigate to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all current records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will simply have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that will show up, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it is as basic as that. The new record will be 100% live within no more than an hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If required, you'll also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds which the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply remove it.