An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to define the servers which run a specific service for a domain. Quite simply, you are able to use your domain name not just for a web 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 an Internet site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different providers if the same one cannot provide all services that you need.