How do I add an SRV DNS record?

Adding an SRV record can look tricky, but it's easier to manage if you break down the parts. Read on!

You will need to login to your iwantmyname account, and then in your dashboard click on the domain name for which you would like to add the SRV record. On the next page, click on manage DNS records to go to the DNS dashboard.

1. Add the value provided in the Hostname field. It will likely look somewhat different from a subdomain or other values used for other records.

2. Choose SRV from the Type drop-down menu. That will make the Priority field appear. Enter the Priority number provided. This number cannot be 0 (zero). If you have been instructed to use 0, use 1.

3. The Value field must contain three pieces of information, each typically separated by a space: the weight, port, and target, e.g. 0 5269

SEV record setup

SRV record setup

If you are not sure about the syntax of your SRV record instructions, just let us know. We're happy to help.

Also, to make adding these records easier, if you are using G Suite, our one-click G Suite setup will automatically add the necessary Google XMPP service records for you.

We also have full instructions to help with setting up Microsoft Office 365 in our Office 365 setup guide.