A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that is 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 site to an Internet search engine or to an analytics platform, that offers information about the web traffic to your web site. Creating this kind of a record serves as verification that you are the domain address owner and they'll supply the content that you ought to include as the value when you set up the record. Another application of a TXT record is to validate that an email message is sent by the domain name owner and from a trusted web server - this is the so-called SPF security, which prevents any electronic address created under your domain to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send out junk e-mail making it look like it was sent from your own mailbox. You could add any other info which you want to be associated with your domain in a TXT record as well.