A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, which keeps data in human-readable form and not code. It could be set up for a domain name or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for example, have different ways of making sure that you're the owner of a certain domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with certain text which they provide and which you must use as the record value. The same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your web sites as well. Of course, in this case the content of the record is going to be read by a robot, but it'll still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is also employed if you activated the so-called SPF protection for your email addresses so that you can prevent them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains information showing that a certain digital message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any sort of other information also, just like your business details, for example.

TXT Records in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting account and you want to set up a TXT record for any reason for a domain or a subdomain hosted within it, you will be able to accomplish this with a few mouse clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The new record is going to be working soon after that, so a search engine, for example, can pick it up to confirm that you are the owner of a given Internet site in a matter of minutes. You can set up the TXT record through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel where you shall also find all of the other records for your domain names. All you will need to do shall be to pick the domain address or subdomain and the record type from drop-down menus, type the text content and save the change. If you aren't sure how to handle it, you should also check our step-by-step guide, which you could find in the Help section of your account, or you can also contact our technical support to help you with the creation of the new record.