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 typical use of a TXT record is to add your web site to a search engine or to an analytics platform, which provides info about the traffic to your site. Setting up this sort of a record functions as confirmation that you're the Internet domain owner and they will supply the content that you ought to 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 Internet domain owner and from a trusted web server - this is the so-called SPF security, which prevents any electronic address set up under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized people to send spam making it look like it was sent from your own mailbox. You can include any other information which you want to be associated with your domain address in a TXT record as well.