A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that's associated with an Internet domain as a DNS record for one purpose or other. The most widespread use of a TXT record is to add your website to a search engine or to an analytics platform, that provides info about the traffic to your Internet site. Setting up this kind of a record may serve as confirmation that you're the Internet domain owner and they will supply the content you need to include as the value when you set up the record. Another use of a TXT record is to validate that an email message is sent by the domain address owner and from a reliable web server - this is the so-called SPF security, that prevents any electronic address set up under your domain to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send spam making it look like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You may include any other information which you want to be associated with your Internet domain in a TXT record as well.