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 widespread use of a TXT record is to add your site to an Internet search engine or to an analytics platform, which offers details about the web traffic to your Internet site. Creating this sort of a record may serve as verification 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 use of a TXT record is to validate that an e mail message is sent by the domain name owner and from a trusted hosting server - this is the so-called SPF protection, that prevents any electronic address set up under your domain to be forged and unauthorized people to send out junk mail making it appear like it was sent from your own mailbox. You can include any other information which you want to be associated with your domain name in a TXT record as well.