A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, which contains data in human-readable form and not code. It can be created for a domain name or a subdomain for various purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of making sure you are the owner of a particular domain and one of them is by creating a TXT record with specific text which they provide and that you need to use as the record value. The same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your sites as well. Of course, in this case 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 additionally used in case you activated the so-called SPF protection for your emails so that you can protect them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains information showing that a certain digital message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You could use a TXT record for any type of other information as well, such as your company details, for example.