An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the recently presented IPv6 format and it comprises of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups of digits between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system that the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one company and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.