A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, that keeps data in human-readable form and not code. It could 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 making sure that you are the owner of a certain domain name and one of them is by creating a TXT record with certain text which 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 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 in case you activated the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails so that you can protect them from being forged. In this case, the record contains data showing that a given digital message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any kind of other information also, such as your business details, for instance.