An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the recently presented IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of numbers between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs which can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain address where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your website with one provider and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.