A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that's associated with a domain as a DNS record for one purpose or other. The most widespread use of a TXT record is to add your web site to an online search engine or to an analytics platform, that offers details about the web traffic to your website. Creating this type of a record can serve as confirmation that you are the Internet domain owner and they will provide the content that you should include as the value when you set up the record. Another purpose of a TXT record is to confirm that an e mail message is sent by the domain name owner and from a reliable web server - this is the so-called SPF security, which prevents any electronic address set up under your domain 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 information you want to be associated with your Internet domain in a TXT record as well.