A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, that contains information in human-readable form and not code. It can be set up for a domain or a subdomain for a number of purposes. Search engines like Google, for instance, have different ways of confirming that you're the owner of a particular domain and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with unique text that they provide and that you must use as the record value. The very same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your websites 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 used when you activated the so-called SPF protection for your email addresses in order to prevent them from being forged. In this case, the record contains information showing that a given digital message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You could use a TXT record for any kind of other information as well, like your business details, for example.