An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from an Internet site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, if you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you could set individual priorities and weights for every one of them, so you're able to send out the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could employ it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all services from a single service provider.