A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, that keeps data in human-readable form and not code. It can be set up for a domain address or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for example, have different ways of confirming you're the owner of a certain domain and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with unique text that they provide and which you should use as the record value. The very same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your Internet 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 furthermore used when you activated the so-called SPF protection for your email addresses so that you can protect them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains data showing that a particular digital message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You could use a TXT record for any type of other information as well, like your business details, as an example.

TXT Records in Web Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia CP will enable you to manage the DNS records of any Internet domain or subdomain accommodated in a web hosting account without trouble, so if you want to set up a new TXT record for any of them, it won't take you more than a few seconds to do this. Using a rather user-friendly point-and-click interface, you will only have to select one of your Internet domain names or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select TXT for the type from a second menu, and then input the actual content within a box. This is done within the DNS Records section of Hepsia and shortly after you are done, the new record will be working. If you'd like to validate your web site with Google, for example, you'll just have to log in to your account with them a few minutes later and ask them to check your domain or subdomain. It doesn't take longer for a TXT record to go live if you need it for any other purpose.