An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers which run a specific service for a domain name. In other words, you will be able to use your Internet domain not only for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. When you create the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is not able to provide all services you need.