A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, which contains info in human-readable form and not code. It can be created for a domain name or a subdomain for a number of purposes. Search engines like Google, for instance, 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 unique text which they provide and that you should use as the record value. The very same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your sites as well. However, in this situation the content of the record is going to be read by a robot, but it'll still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is also employed when you activated the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails in order to protect them from being forged. In cases like this, the record contains info showing that a certain electronic message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any type of other information as well, just like your company details, for instance.