An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address in the recently presented IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 different sets of hexadecimal digits, as opposed to the IPv4 IPs, that include 4 groups of digits between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the amount of IPs that could be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its hosting server Internet protocol as a record and in essence, that record tells the domain address where the site for it is. Depending on the system the provider uses, the record is going to 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 kind of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll have to create an AAAA record for it.