A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, which keeps data in human-readable form and not code. It may be set up for a domain name or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for instance, have different ways of verifying you're the owner of a certain domain name and one of them is by creating a TXT record with unique text that they provide and that you need to use as the record value. Exactly the same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your sites as well. Needless to say, in this case the content of the record will be read by a robot, but it will still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is also used in case you activated the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails in order to shield them from being forged. In cases like this, the record contains information showing that a particular electronic message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any type of other information as well, just like your business details, for instance.

TXT Records in Hosting

Our custom Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to manage the DNS records of any domain or subdomain accommodated inside a hosting account with ease, so if you want to create a new TXT record for any one of them, it will not take you more than only a few seconds to do that. Using a very user-friendly point-and-click interface, you will only have to pick one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select TXT for the type through a second menu, then input the actual content within a box. This is done in the DNS Records section of Hepsia and soon after you are all set, the new record will be working. If you want to validate your web site with Google, for example, you'll just have to log in to your account with them several 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.