A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, that holds information in human-readable form and not code. It could be created for a domain or a subdomain for various purposes. Search engines like Google, for instance, have different ways of confirming you're the owner of a particular domain name and one of them is by creating a TXT record with certain text which they provide and which you will need to use as the record value. The exact same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your web sites as well. However, 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 in case you enable the so-called SPF protection for your emails so that you can prevent them from being forged. In this case, the record contains information showing that a given electronic message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any kind of other information also, such as your business details, as an example.