A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, which keeps info in human-readable form and not code. It could be created for a domain address 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 by creating a TXT record with specific text which they provide and that you should use as the record value. The same verification method is being employed by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your sites as well. Of course, in this situation the content of the record will be read by a robot, but it will still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is additionally used when you activated the so-called SPF protection for your email addresses in order to protect them from being forged. In this situation, the record contains data showing that a particular electronic message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any kind of other information as well, like your company details, for instance.