A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, which keeps data in human-readable form and not code. It may be created for a domain or a subdomain for various purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for example, have different ways of verifying you're the owner of a given domain and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with specific text which they provide and which you should use as the record value. The same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your Internet 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 employed when you enable the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails in order to shield them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains info showing that a certain digital message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any sort of other information also, like your company details, as an example.