An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the freshly released IPv6 format and it is made up of eight different groups of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of numbers 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 sheer number of IPs that may be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain address where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system which the service provider uses, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your site with one company and your e-mails with another, so if you choose to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.