A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that is associated with a domain as a DNS record for one purpose or another. The most widespread use of a TXT record is to add your site to an online search engine or to an analytics platform, which offers details about the traffic to your web site. Creating this sort of a record works as proof that you're the domain name owner and they will provide the content 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 Internet domain owner and from a reliable hosting server - this is the so-called SPF security, which prevents any electronic address set up under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send spam making it appear like it was sent from your own mailbox. You can include any other info that you would like to be associated with your Internet domain in a TXT record as well.