A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, which keeps information in human-readable form and not code. It can be created for a domain or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for instance, have different ways of confirming that you are the owner of a particular domain and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with unique text which they provide and which you should use as the record value. Exactly the same verification method is being employed by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your web sites as well. However, in this situation the content of the record is going to be read by a robot, but it'll still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is furthermore used when you enable the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails so that you can protect them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains data showing that a certain digital message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any type of other information as well, like your company details, for example.