An AAAA record is an IP address within the newly presented IPv6 format and it consists of eight different sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain address where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system which the provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your website with one provider and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use this type of 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.