A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that's associated with a domain name as a DNS record for one purpose or other. The most frequent use of a TXT record is to add your web site to a search engine or to an analytics platform, that provides details about the targeted traffic to your Internet site. Creating this sort of a record works as verification that you are the domain address owner and they'll supply the content that you should include as the value when you create the record. Another use of a TXT record is to verify that an e-mail message is sent by the domain name owner and from a trusted server - this is the so-called SPF security, that helps prevent any electronic address set up under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send out unsolicited mail making it look like it was sent from your own mailbox. You may include any other information that you would like to be associated with your domain in a TXT record as well.