A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, that contains information in human-readable form and not code. It could be set up for a domain or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for instance, have different ways of making sure you are the owner of a particular domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with unique text that they provide and that you will need to use as the record value. Exactly the same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your sites as well. However, 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 additionally used in case 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 electronic message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You could use a TXT record for any type of other information as well, like your company details, as an example.

TXT Records in Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia CP will enable you to manage the DNS records of any Internet domain or subdomain accommodated inside a hosting account with ease, so if you want to set up a new TXT record for any of them, it will not take you more than only a few seconds to do that. Using a rather user-friendly point-and-click interface, you'll simply have to select one of your Internet domain names or subdomains from a drop-down menu, pick TXT for the type through a second menu, then type the actual content within a box. This is done in the DNS Records section of Hepsia and soon after you are ready, the new record is going to be live. If you would like to confirm your website with Google, for example, you'll simply have to log in to your account with them several minutes later and ask them to check your Internet domain or subdomain. It doesn't take more time for a TXT record to go live if you require it for any other reason.