A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that is associated with a domain as a DNS record for one purpose or other. The most popular use of a TXT record is to add your website to a search engine or to an analytics platform, that offers info about the web traffic to your Internet site. Creating this kind of a record serves as proof that you are the domain owner and they will supply the content that you ought to include as the value when you create the record. Another purpose of a TXT record is to validate that an e mail message is sent by the Internet domain owner and from a trusted server - this is the so-called SPF security, that prevents any electronic address set up under your domain to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send unsolicited mail making it appear like it was sent from your own mailbox. You can include any other information that you would like to be associated with your domain name in a TXT record as well.