A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that is associated with a domain address as a DNS record for one purpose or another. The most common use of a TXT record is to add your website to a search engine or to an analytics platform, which provides details about the web traffic to your Internet site. Setting up this kind of a record may serve as verification that you are the Internet domain owner and they will supply the content that you should 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 web server - this is the so-called SPF protection, which prevents any electronic address set up under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send out junk e-mail making it look like it was sent from your own mailbox. You could add any other information that you would like to be associated with your domain in a TXT record as well.