A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, which holds info in human-readable form and not code. It may be set up for a domain name or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of verifying that you're the owner of a given domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with unique text that they provide and that you should use as the record value. Exactly the same verification method is being employed by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your websites as well. Needless to say, in this situation 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 additionally used when you enable the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails in order to shield them from being forged. In this 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 type of other information also, such as your business details, as an example.