This might seem like a simple topic for those of us who use well known DNS hosting providers such GoDaddy, Network Solutions or Register.com. They provide us with a web interface to our zone files and more importantly support for SRV records. SRV records are essential parts of every Office 365 deployment, in particular when you are configuring Skype for Business. So lets go through the process for configuring DNS and look at how we get around some of the common problems faced by unlucky people who have a domain hosted with DNS hosting providers who don’t allow you to completely create the DNS records required for Office 365.
You might think adding SRV records to your DNS zone is a simple task, which is of course correct when your DNS provider gives you a simple management portal for adding the SRV record’s priority, weight and port, but sometimes that’s not the case. But what do you do if your DNS provider doesn’t give you a portal that allows you to enter the SRV record’s priority, weight and port into boxes into the portal, or even more worse when you are expected to manually edit the zone file? In these case you’ll need to know how to construct an SRV record. If you want to know more, read on.