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