A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, which contains info in human-readable form and not code. It could be set up for a domain address or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for example, have different ways of confirming that you're the owner of a particular domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with unique text which they provide and which you will 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. Needless to say, in such a case the content of the record is going to be read by a robot, but it'll still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is also employed if you enable the so-called SPF protection for your emails in order to prevent them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains information showing that a certain digital message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any type of other information as well, such as your business details, for instance.