TXT is a DNS record, containing data in human-readable form for external sources to obtain information regarding a particular domain or subdomain. In the most common situation, this type of record is used to prove that you own a domain if you are trying to add it to an Internet search engine or to some website traffic analytics platform. Due to the fact that just the domain address owner/administrator is able to add custom DNS records, the TXT record functions as a proof of ownership for the company providing the service. Another popular use for this type of records is the e-mail SPF (Sender Policy Framework) protection, which makes sure that a particular email address won't be spoofed and that others will not receive junk e-mail from allegedly your mailbox. The TXT record includes information about the mail server where your online messages originate from and serves as verification that it's a reliable one. Since there are no standards about the content of this kind of a record, you can add any other info as well.
TXT Records in Web Hosting
All it takes to set up a new TXT record on our end is simply a few clicks within the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, so if you use a web hosting account from our company, you can create the record using a very user-friendly interface even though you may have never done this before. After you sign in to your CP, you'll need to go to the DNS Records section using which you can handle all the records associated with your domain names and subdomains, click on the New button and in the pop-up which will appear, simply choose the hostname and the type (TXT) from drop-down menus and input the text that is required for the record. We also have a detailed Help article, but if you aren't sure how to proceed, our 24/7 technical support will help you and create the necessary record for you. The latter is going to be functioning within the hour, in case you are validating your website, for example, you can ask the search engine to check your site again right after the record has been set up.