A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, that holds information in human-readable form and not code. It can be set up for a domain or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of confirming that you are the owner of a particular domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with certain text that they provide and that you will need to use as the record value. The exact same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your Internet sites as well. Of course, in such a case the content of the record will be read by a robot, but it'll still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is additionally used in case you enable the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails so that you can shield them from being forged. In this case, the record contains data showing that a given digital message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any type of other information as well, like your business details, for instance.