A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, that keeps information in human-readable form and not code. It may be created for a domain name or a subdomain for a number of purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for example, have different ways of verifying that you're the owner of a given domain and one of them is by creating a TXT record with specific text that they provide and which you need to use as the record value. The very same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your websites as well. Of course, in such a case 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 also used if you activated the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails so that you can prevent them from being forged. In this case, the record contains data showing that a particular digital message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any sort of other information as well, just like your company details, for instance.