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Edit 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. You can edit your SRV records at any time in your GoDaddy account.

  1. Sign in to your GoDaddy Domain Portfolio. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
  2. Select an individual domain to access the Domain Settings page.
    select a single domain
  3. Select DNS to view your DNS records.
    select dns tab
  4. Select the checkboxes next to the DNS records you need to edit and then select Edit.
    • Select screenshot of the icon for editing a dns record Edit next to an individual record to edit a single record instead.
  5. Edit the details for your 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. The Name must follow these guidelines:
      • Periods (.) are allowed but not as the first or last character
      • Consecutive periods (…) are not allowed
      • Cannot begin or end with a hyphen (-)
      • 63 characters in a row not separated by a period (.)


      • 255 characters maximum
    • 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 confirm your edits. If you added multiple records at the same time, select Save All Records.
    • If your domain has Domain Protection, you'll need to verify your identity. If you've had 2-step verification (2SV) turned on for at least 24 hours, enter the code we sent via SMS, or enter the code from your authenticator app. Otherwise, enter the one-time password we sent to your registrant email address.

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

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