An AAAA record is an IP in the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it consists of 8 different sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups 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 amount of IPs which can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain where the website for it can be found. 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 Internet site with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you choose to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.