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.
TXT Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting account and you need to create a TXT record for any purpose for a domain name or a subdomain hosted in it, you will be able to do that with a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel. The new record is going to be active right after that, so a search engine, for example, can pick it up to validate that you're the owner of a given web site in just a few minutes. You can set up the TXT record through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel in which you will also find all of the other records for your domain addresses. All you will have to do will be to pick the Internet domain or subdomain and the record type through drop-down menus, input the text content and save the change. If you are not sure what you should do, you can even check out our step-by-step guide, which you'll find in the Help section of your account, or you can also get in touch with our tech support to assist you with the creation of the new record.