A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, that contains data in human-readable form and not code. It may be created for a domain address or a subdomain for various purposes. Search engines, for instance, have different ways of verifying you're the owner of a given domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with specific text which they provide and which you should use as the record value. The same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your web sites as well. Of course, 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 furthermore used when you enable the so-called SPF protection for your email addresses so that you can prevent them from being forged. In this situation, the record contains information showing that a particular electronic message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any kind of other information also, just like your business details, as an example.