A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, that keeps information in human-readable form and not code. It can be set up for a domain or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for example, have different ways of making sure you are the owner of a particular domain name and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with specific text that they provide and that you must use as the record value. The exact same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your Internet sites as well. Of course, 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 additionally employed when you activated the so-called SPF protection for your emails so that you can prevent them from being forged. In this case, the record contains data 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 also, just like your business details, as an example.