A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, that holds info in human-readable form and not code. It could be created for a domain or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines like Google, for instance, have different ways of making sure that you are the owner of a given domain and one of them is by creating a TXT record with unique text which they provide and that you must use as the record value. The same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that check 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 used if you activated the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails so that you can prevent them from being forged. In this situation, the record contains data showing that a given digital message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any kind of other information also, like your business details, for instance.