An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the newly released IPv6 format and it is comprised of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of digits 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 greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain where the website for it is. Depending on the system which the service provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your site with one company and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.