TXT Records refer to a universal type of DNS records that is used exclusively for informative purposes. They are most often utilized to protect your email address from being involved in the delivery of fake spam messages.
TXT Records Overview
With the great progress in the field of DNS technologies users can now take advantage of expanded options for control over their domains. This has become possible through the introduction of additional domain name records such as TXT records, which operate apart from the functional purposes of other DNS record types such as MX and A records, NS Records, etc.
What are TXT Records?
In contrast to the other DNS record types, which are connected with the behavior of domain names, TXT records are generally used for informative purposes. They can store any type of free text information about a particular hostname (domain name) including the name of the hosting provider, contact details (contact person, phone number, email address, etc.) and other related details.
TXT Records Use
TXT records are most commonly used for storing SPF (Sender Policy Framework) records, thus helping for an SPF Protection to be performed for a certain domain name. SPF records contain information that will help block any attempts of people who try to send fake spam messages that appear to be sent from your email address.
How to manage TXT records
It is truly easy to create and edit TXT records through the DNS management interface of the Control Panel coming with all NTC Hosting plans. Once you get your desired plan set-up you will be granted access to your personal Control Panel, featuring a fully featured Custom DNS Records manager. From there you will be able to manage a wide range of DNS records, including TXT records.
To create a new TXT record, simply select the domain name you wish to apply it to, specify the desired text and hit the action button. It is even easier to edit a TXT record - simply select the record you wish to update from the section's listing and enter the new value.