A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, which contains information in human-readable form and not code. It can be created for a domain name or a subdomain for a number of purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for example, have different ways of making sure you are the owner of a certain domain name and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with certain text which they provide and which you need to use as the record value. The same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your websites as well. Of course, in this situation 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 e-mails in order to prevent them from being forged. In cases like this, the record contains information showing that a given electronic message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any kind of other information as well, just like your business details, for instance.

TXT Records in Website Hosting

All it takes to create a new TXT record on our end is only a few clicks in the Hepsia hosting CP, so if you employ a website hosting account from our company, you'll be able to create the record via a very user-friendly interface even if you have never done this before. When you log in to your Control Panel, you'll have to visit the DNS Records section through which you can manage all of the records relevant to your domains and subdomains, click the New button and in the pop-up that will appear, simply pick the hostname and the type (TXT) from drop-down menus and type the text you require for the record. We also have a comprehensive Help article, but if you aren't sure how to handle it, our 24/7 tech support will help you and set up the needed record for you. The latter will be working within the hour, so if you are validating your website, for example, you could ask the search engine to check your site again right after the record has been created.