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 other. The most common use of a TXT record is to add your site to a search engine or to an analytics platform, which offers info about the traffic to your Internet site. Setting up this type of a record may serve as confirmation that you are the domain owner and they will supply the content you need to include as the value when you set up the record. Another purpose of a TXT record is to verify that an e-mail message is sent by the domain name owner and from a reliable hosting server - this is the so-called SPF security, that helps prevent any electronic address created under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send junk mail making it look like it was sent from your own mailbox. You may include any other information you want to be associated with your Internet domain in a TXT record as well.