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What is a DNS SRV record?

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 DNS SRV record

The DNS "service" (SRV) record indicates a host and port for explicit administrations, for example, voice over IP (VoIP), texting, etc. Most other DNS records just indicate a server or an IP address, however SRV records incorporate a port at that IP address too. Some Internet conventions require the utilization of SRV records to work.

The service of SRV record has the accompanying parts:

1. Service
2. Protocol
3. Name
4. TTL

Why do you need an SRV record?

SRV (Service) records are custom DNS records. They are utilized to set up associations between a service and a hostname. At the point when an application needs to discover the area of a particular help, it will look for a connected SRV record.

How to create a DNS SRV record?

  1.  Go to Control Panel and click on Add new record
  2. Type: SRV
  3. TTL: 1 Hour
  4. Host: _service._protocol e.g.: _sip._tcp
  5. Priority: (From 0 to 65535) The priority of the target host, lower value means more preferred
  6. Weight: From 0 to 65535) A relative weight for records with the same priority, higher value means more preferred
  7. Port: (From 0 to 65535) The TCP or UDP port on which the service is to be found
  8. Points to: The canonical hostname of the machine providing the service, ending in a dot


              How do I create an SRV record? – Support |

How to start managing SRV records for your domain name?

Step by step procedure:

    • Open free trial account 
    • Verify e-mail address
    • Log into control panel
    • Create new Master DNS from the [add new] button 
    • Add the SRV record(s)