An AAAA record is an IP in the recently launched IPv6 format and it comprises of eight groups of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include 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 total number of IPs that could be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain address where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system which the service 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 e-mails with a different one, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to forward 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 Shared Hosting

In order to use a domain name or a subdomain that you have inside a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to set up an AAAA record for that, it won't take you more than a few clicks to do that by using our amazing, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP. After you go to the DNS Records section and click the Create a New Record button, a little pop-up will appear. This is the place where you can set up any DNS record, so you simply have to select the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down menus and type in the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Even if you have zero experience with such matters, you won't have any problems as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and the new AAAA record is going to propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other provider. If they demand it, you'll also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it's going to remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or remove it.