An SRV record is intended to provide information on available services for your systems, most commonly used with SIP configuration. SRV records have a unique system for naming. The naming system is an underscore followed by the name of the service, followed by a period, and underscore, and then the protocol, another dot, and then the name of the domain (the name of the domain you do not need to include in DNS Made Easy of course).

Example: _http._tcp.example-1.com. would be the service record for web requests for “example-1.com”.

An SRV record also has the following fields:

  • Name – The naming system is an underscore followed by the name of the service, followed by a period, and underscore, and then the protocol, another dot, and then the name of the domain (the name of the domain you do not need to include in DNS Made Easy as it is appended to the end of your record).
  • Host – The system that will receive the service.
  • Priority – This acts the same way as the MX Level / preference in the MX record. The lower the number in the priority field, the more desirable the associated target. 0 is the highest priority (lowest number).
  • Weight – Allows the zone administrators to distribute load to multiple targets (load balance). It is used to determine relative capacity and load between two SRV fields within the priority. Hits will be assigned proportionately by weight. This will allow the administrators to have a powerful and weak server and share the appropriate loads between those systems. 0 is the lowest load.
  • Port – the actual port of the service offered.

Step 1: Enter Managed DNS 

At the top of the Control Panel, Click the DNS Menu and select Managed DNS from the drop down.

Managed DNS Menu

Step 2: Choose your domain

Select a domain from the either the Recently Updated Domains box, or start typing the domain name in the textbox on the “Select Domain” tab.

select a domain

Step 3: Add the Record

Under “SRV Records” click the plus sign to add a new record.

Add Srv Record

We will create an SRV record for web requests for example.com to www.example.com with 0 as the highest priority and 0 as the highest weight (lowest number). If the host was a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) outside of example.com, we would enter the full FQDN and end the host name with a dot (.) to prevent example.com from being appended to the end. Then click submit.

Example SRV Record

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