A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, that contains information in human-readable form and not code. It could be created for a domain or a subdomain for various purposes. Search engines, for instance, have different ways of confirming that you're the owner of a certain domain and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with certain text which they provide and which you must use as the record value. The same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that keep track of 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 additionally used in case you activated the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails in order to shield them from being forged. In this case, the record contains information showing that a given electronic message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any other information also, such as your company details, as an example.