An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the newly presented IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 sets of numbers between 1 and 255. An 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 may be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its website hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain address where the site for it is located. Depending on the system which the provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one provider and your emails with another, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.