An AAAA record is an IP in the freshly introduced IPv6 format and it comprises of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which feature four sets of digits between 1 and 255. A good example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the total number of IPs which can be created is many times greater than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Every domain has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this unique record instructs the domain name where the website for it is located. Depending on the system the company 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 a different one, so if you decide to use this type of redirection to forward a domain address to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.