A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, that holds info in human-readable form and not code. It may be created for a domain name or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines, for example, 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 unique text that they provide and which you must use as the record value. The very same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your websites as well. Needless to say, in such a case the content of the record is going to be read by a robot, but it will still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is furthermore used if you activated the so-called SPF protection for your email addresses in order to shield them from being forged. In this situation, the record contains info showing that a certain 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 business details, as an example.