A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, which is associated with a domain name as a DNS record for one purpose or another. The most widespread use of a TXT record is to add your web site to an Internet search engine or to an analytics platform, which provides details about the targeted traffic to your website. Setting up this type of a record may serve as verification that you are the Internet domain owner and they'll provide the content you should include as the value when you set up the record. Another use of a TXT record is to verify that an e mail message is sent by the Internet domain owner and from a trusted web server - this is the so-called SPF security, which prevents any electronic address set up under your domain to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send junk mail making it appear like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You may include any other information you want to be associated with your domain in a TXT record as well.