A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, which holds data in human-readable form and not code. It could be created for a domain name or a subdomain for various purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for example, have different ways of confirming you're the owner of a given domain name and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with certain text which they provide and that you should use as the record value. Exactly the same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your web sites as well. Of course, 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 furthermore used in case you activated the so-called SPF protection for your emails so that you can prevent them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains information showing that a certain digital message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any other information as well, like your business details, for instance.
TXT Records in Web Hosting
When you have a web hosting account and you would like to create a TXT record for any reason for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within it, you'll be able to achieve that with only a few mouse clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The new record shall be functioning immediately after that, so a search engine, for example, can pick it up to confirm that you're the owner of a particular Internet site in a matter of minutes. You can set up the TXT record in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel where you shall also find all of the other records for your domains. All you will have to do shall be to select the Internet domain or subdomain as well as the record type from drop-down menus, enter the text content and save the change. If you aren't sure what you should do, you may also check our step-by-step guide, which you can discover in the Help section of your account, or you can get in touch with our tech support to aid you with the creation of the new record.