A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, that keeps info in human-readable form and not code. It may be set up for a domain or a subdomain for various purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of confirming that you are the owner of a particular domain name and one of them is by creating a TXT record with unique text which they provide and that you should use as the record value. The exact same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your websites as well. Needless to say, in this situation 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 also employed when you enable the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails in order to protect them from being forged. In this case, the record contains info showing that a particular digital message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any other information as well, like your business details, for example.

TXT Records in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting account and you would like to set up a TXT record for any purpose for a domain name or a subdomain hosted in it, you'll be able to achieve that with a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel. The new record shall be live shortly after that, so a search engine, for example, can pick it up to validate that you're the owner of a given web site in just minutes. You can create the TXT record from the DNS Records section of your CP where you will also find all of the other records for your domain names. All you will have to do will be to choose the Internet domain or subdomain and also the record type from drop-down menus, type the text content and save the change. If you're not sure how to proceed, you could also check out our step-by-step guide, which you could find in the Help section of your account, or you could also contact our tech support to help you out with the creation of the new record.