A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, which keeps data in human-readable form and not code. It could be created for a domain address or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines, for instance, have different ways of making sure you are the owner of a particular domain name and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with unique text that they provide and that you must use as the record value. The very 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 case 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 furthermore used when you activated the so-called SPF protection for your email addresses in order to protect them from being forged. In cases like this, the record contains info showing that a certain electronic message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You could use a TXT record for any sort of other information as well, just like your business details, as an example.

TXT Records in Web Hosting

If you have a web hosting account and you need to set up a TXT record for any purpose for a domain address or a subdomain hosted inside it, you will be able to accomplish this with only a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia CP. The new record will be functioning soon after that, so a search engine, for example, can pick it up to verify that you're the owner of a particular site in just minutes. You can set up the TXT record through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel where you shall also find all the other records for your domains. All you will need to do will be to choose the domain name or subdomain and the record type via drop-down menus, enter the text content and save the change. If you're not sure how to handle it, you can also check our step-by-step guide, which you can discover in the Help section of your account, or you could also get in touch with our technical support to help you out with the creation of the new record.