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Add an SRV record

SRV (Service) records in your DNS zone file specify the connection details for services like FTP, telephony or instant messaging. Services like these must be accessed using specific ports, and SRV records let you specify these ports via DNS.

  1. Sign in to your GoDaddy Domain Portfolio. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
  2. Select Screenshot showing the three-dot icon to select domain edit options Domain Edit Options next to your domain and then select Edit DNS. You may need to scroll down to see Edit DNS.
    screenshot showing the option for edit dns
  3. Select Add New Record.
    Screenshot showing the Add New Record button highlighted with a red rectangle
  4. Select SRV from the Type menu.
  5. Enter the details for your new SRV record:
    • Service: This is a symbolic name for the service, such as _sip, and must begin with an underscore (_).
    • Protocol: The transport protocol of the service that must begin with an underscore (_). This is most commonly entered as _tcp or _udp.
    • Name: The hostname or prefix of the record, without the domain name. Enter @ to put the record on your root domain, or enter a prefix, such as mail or phone.
    • Value: The hostname of the machine providing the service, such as
    • Priority: The priority determines which record to contact first when multiple SRV records with the same Name exist on the domain. A lower number means more preferred, and the record with the lowest priority will be used first.
    • Weight: The relative weight for SRV records with the same priority. A higher value means a higher chance of getting picked.
    • Port: The port where the service can be found, such as 80 or 21.
    • TTL (Time to Live): The amount of time the server should cache information before refreshing. The default setting is 1 hour.
  6. (Optional) Select Add More Records to add multiple DNS records at the same time. If you change your mind, select screenshot of the icon for deleting a dns record Delete to remove any records that haven't been saved yet.
  7. Select Save to add your new record. If you added multiple records at the same time, select Save All Records.

Most DNS updates take effect within an hour but could take up to 48 hours to update globally.

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