An AAAA record is an IP within the newly released IPv6 format and it is made up of eight groups of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include four sets of digits in between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs that could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its web hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain name where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system which the company employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one provider and your e-mails with a different one, so if you choose to use this type 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.