An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a website. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, in case you have many SRV records for the very same service, you can set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, allowing you to send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for various purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from a single service provider.