I'm using an A DNS record to translate WWW for IPV4 traffic. It looks like this:
VALUE: directs to 192.168.0.1
Do I need to add an AAAA record for WWW to support IPv6 traffic?
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To answer the question in your headline:
No, it is not necessary to create an AAAA record for your website as long as most traffic runs over IPv4, but I would argue that it probably is beneficial for the deployment of IPv6 to have more sites support the protocol.
To answer the question in your post:
Yes, if you want your site to support IPv6 traffic, clients need a way to translate your domain name to an IPv6 address.