An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the newly released IPv6 format and it is made up of eight different groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets 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 which can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain address where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system which the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your site with one provider and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use such a redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Hosting
If you would like to create a new AAAA record a domain name or subdomain hosted within your hosting account, it will not take you more than a couple of simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is very intuitive to use and it will allow you to create or modify every record without difficulty. As soon as you log in and go to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all existing records for your domain names and subdomains, you'll simply have to click the "New" button, pick out AAAA from a small drop-down options menu inside the pop-up that'll show up, input or paste the necessary IPv6 address and save the change - it's as simple as that. The new record is going to be 100% working within no more than one hour and the hostname you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. When required, you are also going to be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds that the new record will be working after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply erase it.