A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, which keeps information in human-readable form and not code. It could be created for a domain name or a subdomain for a number of purposes. Search engines, for instance, have different ways of confirming that you are the owner of a certain 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. The same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your Internet sites as well. Needless to say, in this 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 additionally 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 situation, the record contains info showing that a particular electronic message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any type of other information also, such as your company details, for example.