What is a TXT record?

Last updated on 28 Sep 2023, 10:31:52.
Category: All about domain names


Within a domain name zone, a TXT record is used for keeping text information.

Virtually anything can be added in a TXT entry, but common uses are SPF (Sender Policy Framework) records, used to identify your outgoing mailservers, and DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) or Sender ID records.

A TXT record always has a hostname so you can assign the text information to a hostname.

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