An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Quite simply, you’re able to use your Internet domain not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it will use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is not able to provide all services you need.