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 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 naming system for name value 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:

_service._protocol.domain.tld with example configuration filled would look like this _imaps._tcp.domain.tld

What to use as Weight?

Weight allows the zone administrators to distribute the load to multiple targets (load balance).

What to use as a Port?

The actual port of the service offered needs to be used here, for example for IMAP it could be 993

What to use as a Target?

The target server needs to be used here for example server.example.tld

What to use as a TTL?

The default TTL value is recommended. By default, the TTL is set to 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 my DNS records on hPanel?

Any DNS Record changes trigger propagation, which can last up to 24 hours to fully propagate.

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