An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the freshly presented IPv6 format and it is comprised of eight sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 groups 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 total number of IPs that can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain where the Internet site for it is. Depending on the system which the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your Internet site with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use such a redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to set up an AAAA record for it.