An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point 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 many others. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Also, in case you have several SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set various priorities and weights for every single one of them, in order to send out the load between several machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for different purposes even if you cannot get all the services from just one service provider.