An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the freshly presented IPv6 format and it consists of eight groups of hexadecimal numbers, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four 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 sheer number of IPs that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain where the site for it is located. Depending on the system the provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record will allow you to host your Internet site with one provider and your e-mails with a different one, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.