A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that is associated with a domain name as a DNS record for one purpose or another. The most common use of a TXT record is to add your site to an Internet search engine or to an analytics platform, that provides details about the web traffic to your website. Setting up this sort of a record works as verification that you're the Internet domain owner and they'll supply the content that you need to include as the value when you create the record. Another application of a TXT record is to validate that an e mail message is sent by the domain name owner and from a reliable web server - this is the so-called SPF security, that prevents any electronic address created under your domain to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send out unsolicited mail making it look like it was sent 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.