A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, which contains info in human-readable form and not code. It can be created for a domain address or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for example, have different ways of making sure that you are the owner of a certain domain name and one of them is by creating a TXT record with unique text that they provide and which you will need to use as the record value. Exactly the same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your Internet sites as well. However, in this situation the content of the record will be read by a robot, but it will still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is additionally used in case you enable the so-called SPF protection for your emails in order to protect them from being forged. In this case, the record contains data showing that a certain digital message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any other information also, like your company details, for instance.

TXT Records in Web Hosting

Our custom Hepsia CP will permit you to manage the DNS records of every domain address or subdomain accommodated in a web hosting account easily, so if you want to set up a new TXT record for any one of them, it will not take you more than a few seconds to do this. Through a very user-friendly point-and-click interface, you'll only have to pick one of your Internet domain names or subdomains from a drop-down navigation, pick out TXT for the type through a second menu, and then type the actual content in a box. This is done in the DNS Records section of Hepsia and very soon after you are all set, the new record is going to be active. If you want to confirm your web site with Google, for instance, you will just have to log in to your account with them several minutes later and ask them to check your domain name or subdomain. It doesn't take longer for a TXT record to go live if you want it for any other reason.