How to Manage SRV Records

Adding new SRV records and managing already created SRV records at Hostinger

Updated over a week ago

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.

You can manage your SRV DNS records via the DNS zone editor. To add a new record choose the type of record as SRV:

If your domain is pointing elsewhere by NS records, your DNS Zone management is moved to the provider you pointed the domain to and should be managed from there.

What to use as a Name

The name value should follow this structure: _service._protocol, for example:


You don't need to include your domain name here. It will be added automatically.

What to use as Weight

Weight allows the zone administrators to distribute the load to multiple targets (load balance). This value will usually be provided by the service or protocol you are setting up.

What to use as a Port

The actual port of the service offered, for instance, in the case of IMAP protocol, it could be 993.

What to use as a Target

The server where the record will be pointing - it can be a CNAME record or an IP, for example: server.example.tld or

What to use as a TTL

It is recommended to leave the default TTL value: 14400 seconds (four hours).

How to Edit or Delete SRV Records

If you want to edit an existing record, check this article: How to Manage DNS Records at Hostinger 💡


  • After you make any changes to your DNS zone, propagation will start, which can take up to 24 hours to complete

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