A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, that contains information in human-readable form and not code. It can be set up for a domain name or a subdomain for a number of purposes. Search engines, for example, have different ways of making sure that you're the owner of a particular domain name and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with specific text which they provide and which you will need to use as the record value. The exact same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your sites as well. However, in this case the content of the record is going to be read by a robot, but it'll still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is additionally used if you activated the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails so that you can shield them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains data showing that a particular digital message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any type of other information as well, such as your business details, as an example.