An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from an Internet site. This may 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 are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, in case you have several SRV records for the same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for every one of them, allowing you to send out the load between several machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could employ it for various purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from just one service provider.