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SRV Records

An SRV record is intended to provide information on available services for systems, most commonly used with SIP configurations. SRV records have a unique system for naming: an underscore followed by the name of the service, followed by a period, an underscore, then the protocol, another dot, and then the name of the domain (automatically appended to the name field of the record). An example would be: _http._tcp.example.com. This would be the service record for web requests for the example.com domain.

Here are the steps on creating SRV records.

1. Select your Domain

A. Select Managed DNS
B. Select Domains from the dropdown

C. Select the domain you want to add an SRV record too.

2. Select SRV Record

Under the SRV Record section, click the (+) to add a record.

3. Enter Record Values

A. Name: 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, an underscore, then the protocol, another dot, and then the name of the domain (automatically appended to the name field of the record). An example would be: _http._tcp.example.com. would be the service record for web requests for the example.com domain.
B. TTL: Time to Live, measured in seconds, determines how long the record is cached in resolvers. For more information on best practices for TTLs, click here.
C. Disable Record: Information on the NX Domain feature can be found in the Disabling a Record tutorial.

D. Priority: The priority functions in the same way as the MX Level does in MX Records. The lower the number in the priority field, the higher the preference of the associated target. 0 is the highest priority (lowest number).
E. Weight: The weight of the record allows an administrator to distribute load to multiple targets (load balance). It is used to determine relative capacity and load between two SRV fields within the same priority, hits will be assigned proportionately by weight. This can also allow the administrators to have a powerful and weak server and share the appropriate loads between those systems. 0 is the lowest load.
F. Port: The port of the service offered.
G. Host: The system that will receive the service.

H. Notes: Add a helpful note with keywords so you can search for your records later.
I. Save: Save your record changes and don’t forget to commit your changes after you’re done making record changes for this domain!

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