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 widespread use of a TXT record is to add your website to an Internet search engine or to an analytics platform, that provides information about the targeted traffic to your website. Creating this kind of a record functions as verification that you are the domain name owner and they will supply the content that you need to include as the value when you create the record. Another application of a TXT record is to verify that an email message is sent by the domain name owner and from a reliable web server - this is the so-called SPF protection, which prevents any electronic address created under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized people to send out junk mail making it look like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You could include any other information you want to be associated with your domain name in a TXT record as well.