A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, that keeps data in human-readable form and not code. It can be created for a domain or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of confirming you're the owner of a given domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with unique text which they provide and that you should use as the record value. The same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your sites as well. Of course, in this case the content of the record will be read by a robot, but it'll still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is furthermore employed if you activated the so-called SPF protection for your emails in order to shield them from being forged. In cases like this, the record contains data showing that a certain electronic message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any sort of other information also, like your business details, for instance.

TXT Records in Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia CP allows you to control the DNS records of any domain address or subdomain accommodated within a hosting account without trouble, so if you would want to set up a new TXT record for any one of them, it won't take you more than only a few seconds to do it. Through a very user-friendly point-and-click interface, you will only have to choose one of your Internet domain names or subdomains from a drop-down navigation, choose TXT for the type from a second menu, and enter the actual content inside a box. This is done in the DNS Records section of Hepsia and very soon after you are done, the new record is going to be live. In order to validate your website with Google, for instance, you will just have to log in to your account with them a couple of minutes later and ask them to check your domain address or subdomain. It does not take longer for a TXT record to go live if you need it for any other reason.