A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, which holds information in human-readable form and not code. It can be set up for a domain name or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of confirming that you are the owner of a given domain and one of them is by creating a TXT record with unique text that they provide and that you should use as the record value. The very same verification method is being employed by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your sites as well. However, in this situation the content of the record will be read by a robot, but it'll still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is furthermore employed when you enable the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails 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 type of other information as well, like your company details, for example.