Why would a SEO speicalist need my website's DNS numbers?

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  1. Toronado3800
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    I need to do some learning here.

    For background, I maintain our company's website. Forever it was a simple Joomla catalog type site now we are partnering with another company so we can have a transactional website with live time product feeds. In theory it will interact with our next Point of Sale also.

    We have a new SEO specialist who wants our DNS numbers. They have access to the back end of the website. What do DNS numbers have to do with SEO? Trying to see if it is hosted in America for relevance? I'm missing something and googling for the answers improperly.

    Thanks for your patience.
     
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    Best approach is to ask the SEO just to be sure he or she doesn't have a black-hat scheme (innocently or otherwise) in mind.

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    Interesting.
    I can't think of any reason why they would want this. I am not an optimization specialist, and don't even know enough to be dangerous. But I do know about DNS. The only way DNS can affect your SERPS is if you have bad settings, or a poor performing ISP. But if that were the case, the least of your problems would be optimization.
     
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