Add an SRV record
SRV (Service) records in your DNS zone file are used to identify computers that host specific services, such as FTP, telephony or instant messaging. Add an SRV record to your zone file with the settings from your service provider to support the function of these services.
- Sign in to your GoDaddy Domain Portfolio. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
- Select Domain Edit Options next to your domain and then select Edit DNS. You may need to scroll down to see the Edit DNS option.
- Select Add to add a new record.
- Select SRV from the Type menu options.
- Enter the details for your SRV record:
- Service: The service name of this SRV record. The name should begin with an underscore, such as _ldap, _ftp or _smtp.
- Protocol: The protocol the service uses. The name should begin with an underscore, such as _tcp or _udp.
- Name: The host name for the record. Type @ to put the SRV record on your root domain.
- Value: The host name of the machine providing the service, such as host.example.com.
- Priority: The priority for the SRV record. For multiple records that have the same Name and Service, the priority number determines which Value to contact first.
- Weight: The weight of the SRV record. For multiple records that have the same Name, Service and Priority, the weight value determines how often one Value is chosen relative to others.
- Port: The port number for the service, such as 80 or 21.
- TTL: How long the server should cache information. The default setting is 1 hour.
- Select Add Record to save your new SRV record.
Most DNS updates take effect within an hour, but could take up to 48 hours to update globally.
- Edit your existing SRV records at any time.