An AAAA record is an IP within the recently launched IPv6 format and it comprises of eight different sets of hexadecimal digits, unlike the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of digits between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the total number of IPs that could be created is many times higher than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain name has its web hosting server IP as a record and in essence, this unique record tells the domain name where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system the provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record permits you to host your Internet site with one company and your email messages with another, so if you choose to use such a redirection to point a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to set up an AAAA record for it.