A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, which holds data in human-readable form and not code. It can be created for a domain name or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines, for example, have different ways of making sure you're the owner of a certain domain name and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with specific text which they provide and which you need to use as the record value. The same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your Internet sites 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 used in case you activated the so-called SPF protection for your emails so that you can protect them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains info showing that a certain electronic message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any kind of other information as well, like your company details, for instance.