A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that is associated with a domain as a DNS record for one purpose or another. The most widespread 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 site. Setting up this type of a record can serve as verification that you are the Internet domain owner and they will 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 confirm that an email message is sent by the domain address 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 name to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send out unsolicited mail making it look like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You could add any other information you want to be associated with your Internet domain in a TXT record as well.