A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, which keeps info in human-readable form and not code. It could be set up for a domain name or a subdomain for a number of purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for example, have different ways of verifying 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 need to use as the record value. The same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your web sites as well. However, 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 furthermore employed if you enable the so-called SPF protection for your email addresses in order to shield them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains data showing that a given electronic message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any type of other information as well, like your business details, for example.