An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the recently released IPv6 format and it consists of eight different sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs that can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain name where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system that the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your website with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.