An AAAA record is an IP in the newly launched IPv6 format and it comprises of eight groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include 4 sets of numbers between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs that can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain address where the site for it is located. Depending on the system the company uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your site with one provider and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use such a redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.