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 widespread 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 sort of a record functions as proof that you're the Internet domain owner and they will supply the content you should include as the value when you create the record. Another application of a TXT record is to confirm that an e-mail message is sent by the domain address owner and from a reliable server - this is the so-called SPF protection, which prevents any electronic address created under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send out junk e-mail making it appear like it was sent from your own mailbox. You can include any other information that you'd like to be associated with your domain address in a TXT record as well.