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 other. The most common use of a TXT record is to add your web site to an online search engine or to an analytics platform, which offers information about the traffic to your Internet site. Creating this type of a record may serve as proof that you're the domain address owner and they'll provide the content that you need to include as the value when you set up the record. Another purpose of a TXT record is to confirm that an e mail message is sent by the Internet domain owner and from a reliable 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 spam making it appear like it was sent from your own mailbox. You may include any other information that you would like to be associated with your domain address in a TXT record as well.