A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that is associated with an Internet domain 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 Internet search engine or to an analytics platform, which offers info about the targeted traffic to your site. Creating such a record can serve as confirmation that you are the domain name owner and they'll 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 e-mail message is sent by the Internet domain owner and from a reliable web server - this is the so-called SPF security, which prevents any electronic address set up under your domain to be forged and unauthorized people to send out unsolicited mail making it appear like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You could include any other info which you want to be associated with your Internet domain in a TXT record as well.