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 other. The most widespread use of a TXT record is to add your web site to an online search engine or to an analytics platform, that offers details about the web traffic to your Internet site. Setting up such a record works as verification that you are the domain owner and they will supply the content you should include as the value when you set up 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 protection, that prevents any electronic address created under your domain to be forged and unauthorized people to send junk e-mail making it look like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You may include any other information that you'd like to be associated with your domain name in a TXT record as well.