A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, which contains info in human-readable form and not code. It can be set up for a domain address or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines, for instance, have different ways of confirming you're the owner of a particular domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with certain text which they provide and which you should use as the record value. The exact same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your Internet sites as well. However, in this 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 employed when you enable the so-called SPF protection for your emails in order to prevent them from being forged. In cases like this, the record contains info showing that a particular electronic message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any other information also, such as your business details, as an example.