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parsing whois databy Discipulus (Monsignor)
|on Dec 06, 2017 at 20:11 UTC||Need Help??|
Discipulus has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Hello monks and nuns,
I'm in the situation where I want to extract some whois data, live. I tested Net::Whois::Raw and Net::Whois::Parser and while the first returns all the results in a single big string (as raw in the namespace suggests) the latter parses the results and output a hash of scalars/arrays.
The problem is that Net::Whois::Parser does not returns all informations for all tld domains: for example .it domains return no nameservers fields because it happens to be a multiline record for all domain i tested.
Net::Whois::Parser by other hand provides a way to specify a custom parser for specific whois servers.
Let's say I need Domain status and Nameserver fields (but maybe more) there is a better universalistic way to get them parsed for every top level domains?
Due to my ignorance i ignore if for each tld there is only one whois server or one format for the data or if i can have multiple format for different, for example, .it domains (this will be a pain..).
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