A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, which is associated with a domain name as a DNS record for one purpose or another. The most common use of a TXT record is to add your site to an online search engine or to an analytics platform, which provides information about the targeted traffic to your website. Setting up this type of a record works as verification that you're the domain address owner and they will provide the content that you should include as the value when you create the record. Another application of a TXT record is to confirm that an e mail message is sent by the Internet domain owner and from a trusted 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 spam making it look like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You may include any other information that you'd like to be associated with your domain in a TXT record as well.