A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, which keeps data in human-readable form and not code. It may be set up 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 given domain name and one of them is by creating a TXT record with unique text that they provide and that you must use as the record value. Exactly the same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your websites as well. Of course, in this situation the content of the record will be read by a robot, but it will still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is also employed when you activated the so-called SPF protection for your email addresses in order to protect them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains information showing that a given digital message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any other information also, such as your business details, as an example.