A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, which contains data in human-readable form and not code. It can be set up for a domain or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of making sure that you're the owner of a certain domain name and one of them is by creating a TXT record with unique text which they provide and that you need to use as the record value. Exactly the same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your websites as well. Of course, in this case the content of the record is going to be read by a robot, but it will still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is furthermore employed when you activated the so-called SPF protection for your emails in order to protect them from being forged. In this case, the record contains information showing that a particular electronic message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any sort of other information as well, just like your company details, for instance.

TXT Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia CP will permit you to handle the DNS records of every domain address or subdomain accommodated in a cloud website hosting account easily, so if you want to create a new TXT record for any of them, it will not take you more than a few seconds to do that. Using a really user-friendly point-and-click interface, you will only have to pick one of your Internet domain names or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose TXT for the type from a second menu, and type the actual content within a box. This is done inside the DNS Records section of Hepsia and soon after you are all set, the new record is going to be functioning. If you'd like to validate your website with Google, for example, you'll just have to log in to your account with them a few 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 want it for any other reason.