A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, which keeps info in human-readable form and not code. It can be set up for a domain address or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of verifying that you are the owner of a given domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with certain text that they provide and which you need to use as the record value. The same verification method is being employed by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your web sites as well. Needless to say, in this case the content of the record will 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 email addresses in order to protect them from being forged. In this situation, the record contains data showing that a particular digital message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You could use a TXT record for any sort of other information as well, such as your company details, for example.