First: yes, I’m still using GoDaddy (hangs head in shame).
Second: I thought that while I’m mucking around with my DNS records to get crowdify.com hosted within Google Apps as a first-class citizen (as opposed to aliased to xidey.com), I would set up GChat to allow me to talk to the outside world as per the setup instructions.
However, the way to set up SRV records was a little obtuse. In raw form, they look like this:
_xmpp-server._tcp.crowdify.com. IN SRV 5 0 5269 xmpp-server.l.google.com.
What the hell is all this? It looks like a bunch of information all mashed together, and it is.
The GoDaddy domain manager breaks all this up into discrete pieces.
_xmpp-server is the Service.
_TCP is the Protocol. (You can also put in “TCP” with no leading underscore and GoDaddy will convert it when you save your zone file).
crowdify.com is the Name. You can also use “@” (no quotes).
5 is the Priority.
0 is the Weight.
5269 is the Port.
xmpp-server.l.google.com is the Target.
Taken all together, here’s how my SRV setup looks in the GoDaddy control panel:
(click on the image to see the full-size version)
Next post: how do you tell if you’ve set it all up correctly?