TXT is a DNS record, containing info in human-readable form for external sources to gain information regarding a particular Internet domain or subdomain. In the most common situation, this sort of record is employed to prove that you own a domain in case you are trying to add it to a search engine or to some site traffic analytics platform. Due to the fact that only the domain address owner/administrator is able to add custom DNS records, the TXT record works as a verification of ownership for the firm supplying the service. Another popular use for this kind of records is the e-mail SPF (Sender Policy Framework) security, that helps to ensure that an email address will not be spoofed and that others will not receive junk mail from allegedly your mailbox. The TXT record includes information about the mail server where your electronic messages come from and functions as confirmation that it is a trusted one. Since there are no restrictions regarding the content of this type of a record, you could add any other info also.

TXT Records in Shared Web Hosting

All it takes to set up a new TXT record on our end is only a few clicks in the Hepsia web hosting CP, so if you use a shared web hosting account from our company, you are able to set up the record through a very user-friendly interface even if you have never done this before. Once you log in to your CP, you'll need to go to the DNS Records section where you can manage all records associated with your domains and subdomains, click the New button and in the pop-up that will show up, simply pick the hostname and the type (TXT) from drop-down menus and enter the text that you need for the record. We also have a detailed Help article, but if you aren't sure how to proceed, our 24/7 tech support will help you and create the required record for you. The latter will be operating within the hour, so if you are validating your web site, for instance, you could ask the search engine to check your site again soon after the record has been created.