A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, that keeps information in human-readable form and not code. It may be created for a domain address or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of making sure that you are 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 very same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your web sites 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 used if you enable the so-called SPF protection for your emails in order to prevent them from being forged. In this situation, the record contains info showing that a given digital message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any kind of other information also, like your business details, for example.