An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers that run a specific service for a domain name. Quite simply, you will be able to use your domain name not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will permit you to use 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 that you need.