A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, which contains information in human-readable form and not code. It may be set up for a domain name or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines, for example, have different ways of making sure that you're the owner of a given domain and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with unique text that they provide and that you should use as the record value. Exactly the same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your sites as well. Of course, in such a 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 used when you activated the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails in order to shield them from being forged. In this case, the record contains info showing that a certain digital message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any type of other information as well, just like your company details, as an example.