AAAA is a domain record, which is in essence the IPv6 address of the server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system where each and every IP address is made up of 4 groups of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. However, an IPv6 address features eight groups of four hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this change is the significantly smaller number of unique IPs that the existing system supports and the rapid increase of units that are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you need to forward a domain name to a server that uses this kind of an address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it, and not the widespread A record, that is an IPv4 address. The two records provide the same exact function, but different notations are used, in order to distinguish the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you want to create a new AAAA record for any domain name or subdomain hosted in your shared website hosting account, it is not going to take you more than several simple steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia CP is rather intuitive to use and it will permit you to set up or change every record without difficulty. As soon as you sign in and visit the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all current records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you'll only have to click the "New" button, pick AAAA from a small drop-down menu within the pop-up which will appear, input or paste the required IPv6 address and save the modification - it's as simple as that. The new record shall be 100% active within only 1 hour and the hostname you have created it for shall start opening whatever content you have with the other company. If needed, you will also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds the new record will be active after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply remove it.