A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, that contains data in human-readable form and not code. It could be created for a domain address or a subdomain for a number of purposes. Search engines like Google, for instance, have different ways of making sure you are the owner of a given domain and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with unique text that they provide and which you will need to use as the record value. Exactly the same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your Internet sites as well. Needless to say, in this situation the content of the record is going to be read by a robot, but it will still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is furthermore used when you activated the so-called SPF protection for your email addresses in order to prevent them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains information showing that a given electronic message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any type of other information as well, like your business details, for instance.