A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, which holds information in human-readable form and not code. It may be set up for a domain address or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines like Google, for instance, have different ways of verifying you're the owner of a particular domain name and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with specific text that they provide and that you must use as the record value. Exactly the same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your Internet sites as well. However, in this situation 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 also employed in case you enable the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails so that you can protect them from being forged. In this situation, the record contains info showing that a particular electronic message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any type of other information as well, just like your business details, for example.

TXT Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account and you would like to create a TXT record for any purpose for a domain name or a subdomain hosted in it, you'll be able to accomplish this with a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel. The new record will be active shortly after that, so a search engine, for example, can pick it up to validate that you are the owner of a given Internet site in just minutes. You can create the TXT record in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel where you shall also find all the other records for your domains. All you will need to do will be to choose the domain name or subdomain and also the record type from drop-down menus, type the text content and save the change. If you're not sure how to proceed, you could also check out our step-by-step guide, which you could find in the Help section of your account, or you can contact our technical support to aid you with the creation of the new record.