A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, which is associated with a domain address as a DNS record for one purpose or another. The most popular use of a TXT record is to add your website to an Internet search engine or to an analytics platform, which provides information about the targeted traffic to your Internet site. Creating this type of a record works as proof that you are the domain name owner and they'll provide 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 e-mail message is sent by the domain name owner and from a trusted hosting server - this is the so-called SPF protection, which helps prevent any electronic address set up under your domain to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send junk e-mail making it appear like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You could add any other information you want to be associated with your domain address in a TXT record as well.