An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly launched IPv6 format and it consists of eight different sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs that can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system that the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your website with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you decide to use such a redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.