An AAAA record is an IP address in the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 different groups of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of numbers 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 which can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its website hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, this unique record informs the domain where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system that the provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one provider and your e-mails with another, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to set up an AAAA record for it.