A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, which holds info in human-readable form and not code. It could be created for a domain address or a subdomain for various purposes. Search engines, for example, have different ways of making sure you're the owner of a particular domain name and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with specific text which they provide and that you must use as the record value. The exact same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your websites as well. However, in this situation the content of the record will be read by a robot, but it will still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is also employed if you enable the so-called SPF protection for your email addresses in order to shield them from being forged. In this case, the record contains info showing that a given digital message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You could use a TXT record for any other information also, just like your company details, for example.

TXT Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting account and you need to set up a TXT record for any purpose for a domain address or a subdomain hosted within it, you'll be able to do it with a few clicks in your Hepsia CP. The new record shall be functioning soon after that, so a search engine, for instance, can pick it up to confirm that you're the owner of a particular Internet site in just a few minutes. You can set up the TXT record through the DNS Records section of your CP where you shall also find all other records for your domain names. All you will have to do will be to pick the domain address or subdomain and also the record type through drop-down menus, enter the text content and save the change. If you are not sure what you should do, you can also check out our step-by-step guide, which you will discover in the Help section of your account, or you could also contact our tech support to assist you with the creation of the new record.