A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, which keeps information in human-readable form and not code. It can be set up for a domain name or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for instance, have different ways of confirming that you are the owner of a certain domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with unique text that they provide and that you need to use as the record value. The exact same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your websites as well. However, in this situation 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 also employed when you enable the so-called SPF protection for your email addresses in order to protect them from being forged. In this situation, the record contains info showing that a certain digital message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You could use a TXT record for any kind of other information as well, such as your company details, as an example.