A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that's associated with a domain address as a DNS record for one purpose or other. The most common use of a TXT record is to add your website to a search engine or to an analytics platform, which offers info about the web traffic to your Internet site. Creating this type of a record may serve as proof that you're the domain address owner and they will provide the content you should include as the value when you set up the record. Another purpose of a TXT record is to confirm that an e-mail message is sent by the domain name owner and from a trusted 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 out junk e-mail making it appear like it was sent from your own mailbox. You could include any other info that you would like to be associated with your domain address in a TXT record as well.