An AAAA record is an IP address in the newly presented IPv6 format and it consists of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of numbers 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 amount of IPs that can be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every single domain name has its web hosting server IP address as a record and in essence, that record informs the domain address where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system that the service provider employs, the record is going to be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one company and your emails with a different one, so if you decide to use such a redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.