A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, which is associated with an Internet domain as a DNS record for one purpose or other. The most popular use of a TXT record is to add your site to a search engine or to an analytics platform, that provides details about the web traffic to your web site. Creating this type of a record functions as verification that you are the domain name owner and they'll supply the content that you should include as the value when you create the record. Another application of a TXT record is to verify that an email message is sent by the Internet domain owner and from a trusted server - this is the so-called SPF security, 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 which you want to be associated with your domain in a TXT record as well.