A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, which is associated with a domain address as a DNS record for one purpose or other. The most frequent use of a TXT record is to add your website to a search engine or to an analytics platform, that offers details about the traffic to your website. Setting up this type of a record functions as verification that you're the Internet domain owner and they will supply 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 Internet domain owner and from a trusted hosting server - this is the so-called SPF protection, that helps prevent any electronic address set up under your domain to be forged and unauthorized people to send out junk e-mail making it look 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.