A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, which keeps information in human-readable form and not code. It may be created for a domain address or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for instance, have different ways of verifying you are the owner of a particular domain and one of them is by creating a TXT record with unique text that they provide and that you will need to use as the record value. The same verification method is being employed by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your websites as well. Of course, in such a 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 if you enable the so-called SPF protection for your emails so that you can shield them from being forged. In cases like this, 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 business details, for instance.