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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.
  • 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?
  • 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?
    Probably not.
  • 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 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.
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