A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that is associated with a domain address as a DNS record for one purpose or another. The most popular use of a TXT record is to add your website to an Internet search engine or to an analytics platform, which offers details about the traffic to your Internet site. Setting up this sort of a record may serve as proof that you are the domain address owner and they'll supply the content that you ought to include as the value when you create the record. Another application of a TXT record is to verify that an email message is sent by the domain owner and from a trusted web server - this is the so-called SPF security, which helps prevent any electronic address set up under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send out spam making it appear like it was sent from your own mailbox. You may include any other info that you'd like to be associated with your domain in a TXT record as well.