An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the recently presented IPv6 format and it consists of eight groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature 4 groups of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address would be 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs which can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain name has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this record informs the domain where the Internet site for it can be found. Depending on the system which the provider uses, the record is going to 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 choose to use this type of redirection to point a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.