An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly released IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of digits between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the number of IPs that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its web hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain address where the site for it is located. Depending on the system the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.