A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that is associated with an Internet domain as a DNS record for one purpose or other. The most widespread use of a TXT record is to add your website to an online search engine or to an analytics platform, that provides information about the targeted traffic to your site. Creating this type of a record may serve as proof that you're the Internet domain owner and they will supply the content you need to include as the value when you set up the record. Another use of a TXT record is to confirm that an email message is sent by the Internet domain owner and from a reliable hosting server - this is the so-called SPF security, that helps prevent any electronic address created under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized people to send junk e-mail making it look like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You can include any other information that you would like to be associated with your domain name in a TXT record as well.