A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, which is associated with a domain address as a DNS record for one purpose or another. The most typical use of a TXT record is to add your website to a search engine or to an analytics platform, which provides info about the traffic to your site. Setting up this kind of a record works as confirmation that you are the domain owner and they will provide the content you need to include as the value when you set up the record. Another purpose of a TXT record is to confirm that an email message is sent by the Internet domain owner and from a trusted hosting server - this is the so-called SPF security, that prevents any electronic address created 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 could include any other information which you want to be associated with your domain address in a TXT record as well.