A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, that keeps data in human-readable form and not code. It could be set up for a domain name or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for example, have different ways of confirming that you are the owner of a certain domain name and one of them is by creating a TXT record with specific text that they provide and which you will need to use as the record value. Exactly the same verification method is being employed by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your websites as well. Needless to say, in this 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 furthermore employed when you activated the so-called SPF protection for your emails in order to prevent them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains data showing that a particular digital message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You could use a TXT record for any type of other information as well, like your business details, for instance.