What’s a TXT Record?
A TXT record is a resource record used to provide the ability to associate text with a zone. This record allows domain administrators to insert any text content into DNS records. These records are used for various purposes. One example is ownership validation: To prove you own the domain, a provider may require you to add a TXT record with a particular value to your domain.
Common uses for TXT records:
||This record stores important information used in the validation of email in transit.|
|DMARC records||Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance records mitigate phishing and spoofing email attacks.|
||This record is used to indicate to mail exchanges which hosts are authorized to send mail for a domain.|
|Site Verification Records||This record proves ownership of a domain and can be used to associate services such as Microsoft 365 and G-Suite to a specific domain.|
TXT records have replaced SPF records.