A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, that holds information in human-readable form and not code. It may be created for a domain name or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines like Google, for instance, have different ways of making sure that you are the owner of a given domain and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with unique text which they provide and that you should use as the record value. The exact same verification method is being employed by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your websites as well. Of course, in such a case the content of the record is going to be read by a robot, but it will still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is also used when you activated the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails in order to protect them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains data showing that a given electronic message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any kind of other information as well, like your business details, as an example.