A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, that keeps information in human-readable form and not code. It may be created for a domain name or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines, for instance, have different ways of verifying you're the owner of a given domain and one of them is by creating a TXT record with unique text that they provide and that you should use as the record value. The very same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your web sites as well. Of course, in this situation the content of the record is going to be read by a robot, but it will still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is additionally used in case you enable the so-called SPF protection for your emails in order to prevent them from being forged. In this case, the record contains information showing that a certain electronic message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any kind of other information as well, like your company details, for example.