A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, that holds data in human-readable form and not code. It could be created for a domain or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of making sure that you are the owner of a given domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with certain text which they provide and which you will need to use as the record value. The very same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your sites as well. Needless to say, in this case the content of the record will be read by a robot, but it'll still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is also employed if you activated the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails so that you can protect them from being forged. In this situation, the record contains info showing that a particular digital message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any kind of other information as well, such as your business details, as an example.