A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, which holds information in human-readable form and not code. It could be set up for a domain or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for example, have different ways of confirming that you are the owner of a particular domain and one of them is by creating a TXT record with certain text that they provide and which you must use as the record value. The exact same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your websites as well. Needless to say, 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 additionally employed in case you enable the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails so that you can protect them from being forged. In cases like this, the record contains data showing that a particular digital message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any type of other information as well, such as your business details, for instance.