A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, that keeps info in human-readable form and not code. It may be created for a domain address or a subdomain for a number of purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of confirming that you are the owner of a given domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with unique text which they provide and that you need to use as the record value. The exact same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your Internet sites as well. Needless to say, in this 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 in case you enable the so-called SPF protection for your emails in order to prevent them from being forged. In this situation, the record contains data showing that a given electronic message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any other information also, just like your business details, as an example.