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What are TXT records?

TXT records or Text records are custom records that comprise of textual data, readable by human beings.

Dynamic TXT records find usage for a number of purposes like domain ownership verification for different services like Google Apps.

An example of a TXT record, used for SPF verification, might be:

v=spf1 ip4:34.243.61.237 ip6:2a05:d018:e3:8c00:bb71:dea8:8b83:851e include:thirdpartydomain.com -all

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