An AAAA record is an IP address within the recently released IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the sheer number of IPs that may be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain name where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system which the provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your site with one company and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Hosting
In order to use a domain or a subdomain you have within a hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you have to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than only a few clicks to do that via our powerful, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. After you navigate to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the area where you can create any DNS record, so you just have to choose the needed domain name or subdomain and the type of record through drop-down options menu and enter the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. Just in case you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any difficulties as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other company. If they require it, you'll also be able to edit the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it is going to stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or erase it.