An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. Put simply, you are able to use your domain name not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. If you create the SRV record, you may choose what IP it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is not able to provide all services you require.