A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that's associated with an Internet domain as a DNS record for one purpose or another. The most frequent use of a TXT record is to add your web site to an Internet search engine or to an analytics platform, that provides info about the web traffic to your website. Setting up such a record can serve as confirmation that you're the domain owner and they will supply 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 Internet domain owner and from a reliable hosting 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 spam making it appear like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You can include any other information which you want to be associated with your domain name in a TXT record as well.