A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, which contains data in human-readable form and not code. It could be set up for a domain or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines, for example, have different ways of verifying you're the owner of a given domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with unique text which they provide and which you will need to use as the record value. The same verification method is being employed by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your web sites as well. However, in such a case the content of the record will be read by a robot, but it will still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is additionally used in case you activated the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails so that you can prevent them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains information showing that a given electronic message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any type of other information also, such as your company details, as an example.

TXT Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account and you need to create a TXT record for any reason for a domain name or a subdomain hosted inside it, you'll be able to do that with a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia CP. The new record will be working right after that, so a search engine, for example, can pick it up to validate that you're the owner of a given Internet site in a matter of minutes. You can create the TXT record using 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 shall be to select the domain name or subdomain as well as the record type from drop-down menus, enter the text content and save the change. If you are not sure how to proceed, you should also check out our step-by-step guide, which you'll find in the Help section of your account, or you can get in touch with our tech support to help you out with the creation of the new record.