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