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.
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.
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.