An AAAA record is an IP within the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it consists of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the sheer number of IPs that may be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain name where the website for it is located. Depending on the system which the service provider employs, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits 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 forward a domain to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to set up an AAAA record for it.