A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that's associated with a domain address as a DNS record for one purpose or another. The most common use of a TXT record is to add your web site to an online search engine or to an analytics platform, that provides details about the traffic to your site. Creating such a record may serve as confirmation that you are the domain name owner and they will supply the content that you should include as the value when you set up the record. Another use of a TXT record is to validate that an e-mail message is sent by the domain address owner and from a reliable web server - this is the so-called SPF protection, that helps prevent any electronic address created under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send out junk e-mail making it look 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.