A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, which keeps data in human-readable form and not code. It may be set up for a domain or a subdomain for various purposes. Search engines, for instance, have different ways of making sure you are the owner of a particular domain and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with specific text which they provide and that you need to use as the record value. The very same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your websites as well. Of course, 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 furthermore used in case you activated the so-called SPF protection for your emails in order to shield them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains info showing that a given digital message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You could use a TXT record for any sort of other information also, like your company details, for example.