TXT is a DNS record, which contains information in human-readable form for external sources to gain information about a specific domain or subdomain. In the most common situation, this kind of record is used to prove that you own a domain name in case you're trying to add it to a search engine or to some web traffic analytics platform. Due to the fact that just the domain address owner/administrator can add custom DNS records, the TXT record works as a proof of ownership for the corporation offering the service. Another popular use for this sort of records is the e mail SPF (Sender Policy Framework) security, which helps to ensure that an e-mail address shall not be spoofed and that people will not receive unsolicited mail from allegedly your mailbox. The TXT record includes details about the mail server where your electronic messages arrive from and functions as verification that it is a trusted one. Because there are no regulations regarding the content of this type of a record, you can include any other information also.
TXT Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting account and you would like to set up a TXT record for any reason for a domain or a subdomain hosted within it, you'll be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia CP. The new record will be active shortly after that, so a search engine, for example, can pick it up to validate that you're the owner of a given web site in a matter of minutes. You can set up the TXT record in the DNS Records section of your CP where you shall also find all the other records for your domain names. All you will have to do shall be to pick the domain or subdomain and also the record type through drop-down menus, type the text content and save the change. If you are not sure how to handle it, you may also check our step-by-step guide, which you can find in the Help section of your account, or you can also contact our tech support to help you with the creation of the new record.