A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, that holds info in human-readable form and not code. It could be created for a domain address or a subdomain for various purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for example, have different ways of making sure you're the owner of a certain domain and one of them is by creating a TXT record with certain text that they provide and which you need to use as the record value. The exact same verification method is being employed by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your websites as well. However, in this 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 furthermore employed in case you activated the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails in order to protect them from being forged. In cases like this, the record contains data showing that a given digital message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any type of other information as well, such as your company details, for instance.