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 common use of a TXT record is to add your website to an online search engine or to an analytics platform, which offers info about the targeted traffic to your Internet site. Creating this type of a record can serve as verification that you're the domain address owner and they will provide the content you should include as the value when you set up the record. Another use of a TXT record is to validate that an email message is sent by the domain address owner and from a trusted server - this is the so-called SPF protection, which helps prevent any electronic address created under your domain to be forged and unauthorized people to send junk e-mail making it look like it was sent from your own mailbox. You may include any other info that you'd like to be associated with your domain address in a TXT record as well.