An AAAA record is an IP address within the recently launched IPv6 format and it is made up of eight different groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 sets of numbers between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that could be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain address where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system that the service provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your Internet site with one provider and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.