A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, which contains data in human-readable form and not code. It may be created for a domain address or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for instance, have different ways of verifying you are the owner of a certain domain name and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with specific text which they provide and which you must use as the record value. The same verification method is being employed by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your web sites as well. Needless to say, in this situation the content of the record will be read by a robot, but it will still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is additionally employed when you enable the so-called SPF protection for your emails so that you can protect them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains info showing that a certain electronic message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You could use a TXT record for any sort of other information also, such as your business details, as an example.

TXT Records in Web Hosting

Our custom Hepsia CP will permit you to manage the DNS records of any domain name or subdomain accommodated in a web hosting account effortlessly, so if you would like to create a new TXT record for any one of them, it won't take you more than only a few seconds to do this. Through a really user-friendly point-and-click interface, you'll only have to pick one of your Internet domain names or subdomains from a drop-down options menu, pick out TXT for the type through a second menu, and then type in the actual content within a box. This is done inside the DNS Records section of Hepsia and shortly after you are ready, the new record will be functioning. If you would like to confirm your website with Google, for example, you will simply have to log in to your account with them several minutes later and ask them to check your Internet domain or subdomain. It does not take longer for a TXT record to go live if you want it for any other reason.