A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, which keeps information in human-readable form and not code. It can be set up for a domain address or a subdomain for various purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of making sure that you're the owner of a given domain and one of them is by creating a TXT record with unique text which they provide and which you need to use as the record value. The exact same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your websites as well. Of course, in this situation 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 used if you enable the so-called SPF protection for your email addresses in order to protect them from being forged. In this situation, the record contains information showing that a given digital message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any other information also, such as your business details, as an example.