A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that is associated with an Internet domain as a DNS record for one purpose or another. The most frequent use of a TXT record is to add your website to an Internet search engine or to an analytics platform, which provides info about the traffic to your web site. Creating this type of a record can serve as proof that you are the Internet domain owner and they will supply the content you need to include as the value when you set up the record. Another purpose of a TXT record is to validate that an e-mail message is sent by the Internet domain owner and from a reliable web server - this is the so-called SPF protection, that prevents any electronic address created under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized people to send spam making it look like it was sent 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.