A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, that keeps data in human-readable form and not code. It may be created for a domain or a subdomain for various purposes. Search engines, for example, have different ways of confirming you are the owner of a given domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with certain text which they provide and that you need to use as the record value. The exact same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your sites as well. Of course, in such a case the content of the record will be read by a robot, but it will still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is furthermore employed when you activated the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails in order to shield them from being forged. In cases like this, the record contains information showing that a given electronic message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any other information also, like your business details, as an example.