A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, that contains info in human-readable form and not code. It may be created for a domain name or a subdomain for various purposes. Search engines, for example, have different ways of confirming you're the owner of a given domain name and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with unique text which they provide and which you must use as the record value. The exact same verification method is being employed by some analytics platforms that monitor 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 if you enable the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails so that you can prevent them from being forged. In this situation, 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 sort of other information as well, like your business details, for instance.