A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, that contains information in human-readable form and not code. It could be set up for a domain name or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of making sure you're the owner of a certain domain name and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with unique text that they provide and that you should use as the record value. Exactly the same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your websites 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 also employed in case you activated the so-called SPF protection for your emails so that you can shield them from being forged. In this situation, the record contains info showing that a particular digital message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You could use a TXT record for any sort of other information as well, such as your company details, for instance.