An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a web site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, in case you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set different priorities and weights for every one of them, in order to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for many purposes even if you cannot get all the services from a single service provider.