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  • What is this site?
    Abongo.com is a free tool for investigating Internet domains, websites, IP addresses and other things.
  • Why should I care?
    If you need to ask, perhaps you shouldn't.
  • Is this a hacker site?
    No, not at all. If anything, this site will help you secure yourself from hackers by showing you mistakes that may have been made in your setup. I know I've found plenty of mistakes in my own various setups using Abongo.
  • Who wrote this?
    I did. My name is Reg Natarajan.
  • Why did you build this? What's in it for you?
    Very little, actually. Really, I built it because I wanted it. There was no tool out there that did the things I wanted, so I made one. At some point, I hope to monetize it, but that time is not soon.
  • Did anyone help?
    No. I'm not looking for help, either. I like the fact that Abongo is a one man show.
  • Is this FAQ all the help there is?
    Yes, at least so far.
  • But I don't understand something and it's not covered here. Can I email you for help?
    Sorry, no. Try posting your question on an Internet forum.
  • Will you ever have a decent help system?
    I hope so. Abongo is not a profit maker for me yet, so it gets what time I can spare. My focus right now is on code, not documentation.
  • What does Abongo mean?
    It is an ancient Swahili word meaning "investigate".
  • You made that up, didn't you?
    Yes. I have no idea what it means. I just thought Abongo sounded cool.
  • I found a bug. Where can I report it?
    Please email me at reg@natarajan.ca. I appreciate valid bug reports very much. Please try to keep it short and to the point, as I get a lot of email.
  • Shouldn't you have an @abongo.com email address?
    Probably. I might get to it, someday. Or not. I already get too much email.
  • If Abongo is a one man show, how do you have spiders all around the world?
    Cloud servers are cheap. The net is a beautiful thing.
  • What use are all those spiders?
    Many organizations change how they present content based on the user's geolocation. To see an example of this in action, do an Abongo DNS investigation of BMW.com. Then cycle through the various spiders using the city links in the search header and you'll see how BMW changes how it presents content based on where the query comes from. To the best of my knowledge, Abongo is the only tool in the world that can show this sort of thing.
  • I find Abongo useful and I'd like to make a donation.
    I really appreciate that, but I'm not looking for financial assistance with Abongo at this time.
  • I have a feature request. Where can I send it?
    Right now, I'm not looking for feature requests. I have a clear vision in my mind of what I want Abongo to look like in a year, and I'm going to focus my available time on turning that into reality.
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