A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, that holds information in human-readable form and not code. It can be created for a domain or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines like Google, for instance, have different ways of verifying that you are the owner of a certain domain name and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with specific text which they provide and that you will need to use as the record value. The same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your web sites as well. However, in this case 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 additionally used if you activated the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails in order to prevent them from being forged. In this case, the record contains info showing that a particular electronic message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any sort of other information as well, such as your business details, for instance.