TXT is a DNS record, that contains data in human-readable form for external sources to obtain information regarding a particular Internet domain or subdomain. In the most common scenario, this type of record is employed to prove that you own a domain name if you're trying to add it to a search engine or to some traffic analytics platform. As only the domain name owner/administrator can add custom DNS records, the TXT record works as a proof of ownership for the company offering the service. Another popular use for this type of records is the email SPF (Sender Policy Framework) protection, that helps to ensure that an e-mail address won't be spoofed and that others will not receive spam from allegedly your mailbox. The TXT record features details about the mail server where your digital messages arrive from and functions as validation that it's a dependable one. Since there are no regulations concerning the content of this sort of a record, you can include any other information also.