An AAAA record is an IP in the freshly released IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 different sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the sheer number of IPs that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain address where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system that the company uses, 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 e-mails with another, so if you decide to use this kind 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.