A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, that contains info in human-readable form and not code. It may be created for a domain address or a subdomain for a number of purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for example, have different ways of making sure that you're the owner of a particular domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with unique text which they provide and which you should use as the record value. The same verification method is being employed by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your web sites as well. However, in this situation 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 when you enable the so-called SPF protection for your email addresses so that you can protect them from being forged. In cases like this, the record contains info showing that a particular digital message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any sort of other information also, such as your business details, for example.