An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the newly presented IPv6 format and it comprises of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs that may be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the service provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your website with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.