Before I arrived at this company, they had a domain and website that is different than the one currently in use (but using the same company name). It was not being monitored or updated (I didn't know the site still existed on our server) and I recently discovered that it had been hacked sometime ago with a games folder. This folder is responsible for thousands of spammy gaming backlinks to our current site (and who know where else?!). In March, I deleted all the site files and removed the existing redirect to our current site within the DNS records.
How long can I expect those backlinks to stop appearing in our backlink audit reports? There are thousands of them. I'm hesitant to disavow the entire domain with Google as the offending links only come from one folder (games)- or should I? We have no intention of ever using the domain again. We keep it for IP purposes only.
Are there there other options/tools available to rid our association with this domain? Can I disavow just one folder within a Google disavow file?