A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, that holds data in human-readable form and not code. It may be created for a domain address 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 name and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with unique text that they provide and which you must use as the record value. The same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your websites 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 employed if you enable the so-called SPF protection for your email addresses so that you can shield them from being forged. In this situation, the record contains info showing that a certain digital 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 company details, for example.