A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, that contains info in human-readable form and not code. It could be created for a domain address or a subdomain for a number of purposes. Search engines like Google, for instance, have different ways of making sure that you're the owner of a given domain and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with certain text that they provide and that you will need to use as the record value. The exact 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 situation the content of the record will be read by a robot, but it'll still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is furthermore used in case you enable the so-called SPF protection for your emails in order to shield them from being forged. In this case, the record contains info showing that a particular digital message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any other information also, such as your company details, for instance.