A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, that contains information in human-readable form and not code. It may be set up for a domain address or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines, for instance, have different ways of confirming you're the owner of a given domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with unique text which they provide and which you need to use as the record value. The same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your web sites as well. However, in such a case the content of the record is going to be read by a robot, but it will 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 in order to shield them from being forged. In cases like this, the record contains data showing that a certain electronic message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any sort of other information as well, like your business details, as an example.