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 another. The most typical use of a TXT record is to add your website to a search engine or to an analytics platform, that offers info about the web traffic to your web site. Creating this sort of a record can serve as proof that you are the domain name owner and they will provide the content you should include as the value when you set up the record. Another use 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 protection, that prevents any electronic address created under your domain to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send out junk e-mail making it appear like it was sent from your own mailbox. You may include any other information you want to be associated with your Internet domain in a TXT record as well.