A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, that contains information in human-readable form and not code. It could be created for a domain or a subdomain for various purposes. Search engines, for instance, have different ways of confirming you are the owner of a certain domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with unique text that they provide and which you should use as the record value. The very same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your Internet sites as well. However, in such a 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 additionally used when you enable the so-called SPF protection for your emails so that you can prevent them from being forged. In cases like this, the record contains data showing that a given electronic message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You could use a TXT record for any other information as well, like your business details, for instance.

TXT Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account and you would like to create a TXT record for any reason for a domain name or a subdomain hosted in it, you'll be able to do that with only a few clicks in the Hepsia CP. The new record shall be functioning immediately after that, so a search engine, for example, can pick it up to validate that you're the owner of a particular website in just a few minutes. You can set up the TXT record using the DNS Records section of your Control Panel in which you will also find all the other records for your domains. All you will have to do will be to choose the domain address or subdomain as well as the record type via drop-down menus, input the text content and save the change. If you aren't sure what to do, you could also check out our step-by-step guide, which you will discover in the Help section of your account, or you can contact our technical support to assist you with the creation of the new record.