An AAAA record is an IP in the freshly presented IPv6 format and it is made up of eight groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs that could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain address where the website for it is. Depending on the system the company 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 company and your emails with a different one, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.