A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, which is associated with a domain name as a DNS record for one purpose or other. The most frequent use of a TXT record is to add your site to an Internet search engine or to an analytics platform, which provides details about the web traffic to your Internet site. Creating this kind of a record can serve as verification that you are the domain owner and they will supply the content that you need to include as the value when you create the record. Another application of a TXT record is to verify that an e mail message is sent by the Internet domain owner and from a reliable hosting server - this is the so-called SPF security, which helps prevent any electronic address created under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send out spam making it appear like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You could include any other information that you would like to be associated with your domain address in a TXT record as well.