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.
TXT Records in Hosting
All it takes to set up a new TXT record on our end is only a few clicks in the Hepsia hosting CP, so if you use a hosting account from our company, you are able to set up the record using a very user-friendly interface even if you have never done this before. When you log in to your Control Panel, you will have to go to the DNS Records section using which you can handle all records related to your Internet domain names and subdomains, click on the New button and in the pop-up which will show up, simply choose the hostname and the type (TXT) from drop-down menus and input the text you need for the record. We also have a comprehensive Help article, but if you aren't sure what you should do, our 24/7 tech support can help you and create the necessary record for you. The latter shall be working within the hour, so if you're verifying your website, for example, you may ask the search engine to check your site again immediately after the record has been created.