An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the newly launched IPv6 format and it comprises of eight 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 is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the number of IPs that can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its web hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record instructs the domain name where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system that the provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record allows you to host your Internet site with one company and your email messages with another, so if you decide to use this sort of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will have to create an AAAA record for it.