An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the freshly launched IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the number of IPs that can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system which the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your Internet site with one provider and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Website Hosting
If you want to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted within your website hosting account, it will not take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it'll permit you to create or change every single record easily. After you sign in and navigate to the DNS Records section, where you'll discover all present records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will only have to click the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu inside the pop-up that'll appear, enter or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it is as simple as that. The new record shall be 100% working within only one hour and the hostname that you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which indicates the time in seconds which the new record will be working after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.