A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, that keeps info in human-readable form and not code. It can be set up for a domain name or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines, for instance, have different ways of verifying that you're the owner of a given domain name and one of them is by creating a TXT record with specific text which they provide and which you should use as the record value. Exactly the same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your Internet sites as well. However, in this situation 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 additionally employed if you activated the so-called SPF protection for your emails in order to prevent them from being forged. In this situation, the record contains information showing that a certain digital message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any kind of other information as well, such as your company details, for example.