A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, that holds information in human-readable form and not code. It may be set up for a domain name or a subdomain for various purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of confirming that you're the owner of a given domain name and one of them is by creating a TXT record with specific text which they provide and that you must use as the record value. The exact same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your websites as well. However, in this 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 used when 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 information showing that a certain electronic message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any type of other information as well, like your business details, as an example.