A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, which contains information in human-readable form and not code. It could be created for a domain address or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines like Google, for instance, have different ways of verifying you're the owner of a particular domain and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with certain text that they provide and which you must use as the record value. Exactly the same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your sites as well. Needless to say, 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 furthermore employed when you activated the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails so that you can shield them from being forged. In this case, the record contains information showing that a given digital message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any type of other information also, like your business details, for example.