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 frequent 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 web site. Creating this kind of a record can serve as verification that you are the domain name owner and they'll provide the content that you need to 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 address owner and from a trusted hosting server - this is the so-called SPF security, which prevents any electronic address created under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized people to send unsolicited mail 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 name in a TXT record as well.