An AAAA record is an IP within the freshly presented IPv6 format and it consists of 8 sets of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the number of IPs which can be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain address where the website for it is located. Depending on the system the service provider employs, 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 a different one, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.