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 other. The most frequent use of a TXT record is to add your website to a search engine or to an analytics platform, which provides details about the traffic to your Internet site. Creating this kind of a record can serve as confirmation that you're the domain owner and they will supply the content that you need to include as the value when you create the record. Another application of a TXT record is to verify that an e-mail message is sent by the Internet domain owner and from a reliable hosting server - this is the so-called SPF protection, that helps prevent any electronic address created under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send spam making it appear like it was sent from your own mailbox. You could add any other info you want to be associated with your domain name in a TXT record as well.