A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, which is associated with a domain address as a DNS record for one purpose or other. The most widespread use of a TXT record is to add your website to an Internet search engine or to an analytics platform, which offers information about the web traffic to your web site. Setting up this sort of a record serves as verification that you are the Internet domain owner and they will provide the content that you ought to include as the value when you create the record. Another purpose of a TXT record is to confirm that an e mail message is sent by the domain owner and from a reliable hosting server - this is the so-called SPF security, that prevents any electronic address created under your domain to be forged and unauthorized people to send junk mail making it appear like it was sent from your own mailbox. You can include any other information that you'd like to be associated with your domain address in a TXT record as well.