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Why nameservers are more dangerous footprints than IPs

LAST UPDATE: August 2017

This is another post in our series about advanced footprints. While we wouldn’t really count nameserver footprints as advanced, there are still people doing really basic mistakes with them so we wanted to shed some light on the topic.

Nameserver Footprints

Nameservers are servers hosting your DNS zonefile, or in other words, your DNS records. Without them, your browser does not know to which server to send your request for domains you type in the address bar.

Everybody knows there is reverse IP search. But did you know there is also a reverse nameserver search? It does the same thing as reverse IP – shows all websites on that nameserver.

Why nameservers are more important than IPs

Although a lot of people see IPs as a big footprint with PBNs, there are multiple reasons why nameservers are a more problematic footprint for deindexation than IPs.

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