A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, that holds info in human-readable form and not code. It may be created for a domain address or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of confirming you're the owner of a particular domain name and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with unique text which they provide and which you will need to use as the record value. The exact same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your websites as well. Needless to say, in such a case 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 furthermore employed in case you activated the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails so that you can shield them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains information showing that a particular digital message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any sort of other information as well, like your company details, for example.