An AAAA record is an IP address in the newly released IPv6 format and it is made up of 8 groups of hexadecimal numbers, unlike the IPv4 IPs, which feature four groups of numbers in between 1 and 255. An example of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and in this format the sheer number of IPs that can be created is many times larger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each domain name has its hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this record instructs the domain where the site for it can be found. Depending on the system the company employs, 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 e-mails with another, so if you decide to use such a redirection to point a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you will need to create an AAAA record for it.