An AAAA record is an IP address within the freshly released IPv6 format and it comprises of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include four groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the amount of IPs that could be created is many times higher 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 instructs the domain where the website for it is. Depending on the system which the company employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your site with one provider and your email messages with a different one, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.