A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that is associated with a domain as a DNS record for one purpose or another. 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 information about the targeted traffic to your Internet site. Creating this sort of a record functions as confirmation that you're the Internet domain owner and they'll supply the content that you should include as the value when you set up the record. Another use 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, that prevents any electronic address created under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized people to send junk e-mail making it appear like it was sent from your own mailbox. You may include any other info which you want to be associated with your domain name in a TXT record as well.