A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that's associated with a domain address as a DNS record for one purpose or another. The most typical use of a TXT record is to add your website to an online search engine or to an analytics platform, which offers details about the targeted traffic to your website. Setting up this sort of a record serves as verification that you are the domain owner and they'll provide the content you need to include as the value when you create the record. Another use of a TXT record is to confirm that an email message is sent by the Internet domain owner and from a trusted server - this is the so-called SPF protection, which prevents any electronic address created under your domain to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send junk mail making it appear like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You can include any other information that you'd like to be associated with your Internet domain in a TXT record as well.