An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Quite simply, you’ll be able to use your domain not just for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a website with it. When you create the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one can't provide all services you require.