A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that's associated with a domain name as a DNS record for one purpose or other. The most widespread use of a TXT record is to add your website to an Internet search engine or to an analytics platform, which provides details about the traffic to your site. Creating this kind of a record works as verification that you're the domain address owner and they will supply the content you need to include as the value when you create 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 trusted server - this is the so-called SPF security, that helps prevent any electronic address set up under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send out junk mail making it look like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You may include any other info that you'd like to be associated with your domain address in a TXT record as well.