A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that's associated with a domain as a DNS record for one purpose or another. The most common use of a TXT record is to add your site to an online search engine or to an analytics platform, which offers details about the web traffic to your Internet site. Setting up this sort of a record may serve as proof that you're the domain owner and they'll provide the content you should include as the value when you set up the record. Another purpose of a TXT record is to verify that an e-mail message is sent by the domain address owner and from a trusted server - this is the so-called SPF security, that helps prevent any electronic address set up under your domain to be forged and unauthorized people to send junk e-mail making it look like it was sent from your own mailbox. You can include any other info that you would like to be associated with your Internet domain in a TXT record as well.