An AAAA record is an IP in the newly presented IPv6 format and it consists of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 sets of numbers in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs that could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain where the site for it is. Depending on the system which the provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your site with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.
AAAA Records in Hosting
If you'd like to create a new AAAA record a domain or subdomain hosted inside your hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is quite intuitive to use and it'll permit you to create or change every record easily. As soon as you log in and visit the DNS Records section, where you can find all present records for your domains and subdomains, you'll just have to click on the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down menu in the pop-up that will appear, enter or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as easy as that. The new record shall be 100% live within a maximum of an hour and the hostname you have created it for will start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you'll also be able to modify the TTL (Time To Live) value, which shows the time in seconds that the new record will be active after you eventually modify it to something different or you simply erase it.