An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the newly introduced IPv6 format and it comprises of eight groups of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 sets of digits in 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 amount of IPs that may be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain where the Internet site for it is located. Depending on the system that the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your site with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use this kind of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.