A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, which is associated with an Internet domain as a DNS record for one purpose or another. The most typical use of a TXT record is to add your site to a search engine or to an analytics platform, which offers information about the traffic to your web site. Setting up this type of a record functions as proof that you are the domain name owner and they will provide the content you need 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 name owner and from a reliable server - this is the so-called SPF security, which helps prevent any electronic address created under your domain to be forged and unauthorized people to send junk e-mail making it appear like it was sent from your own mailbox. You may include any other information that you'd like to be associated with your domain in a TXT record as well.