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Whois lookups

by traveler (Parson)
on Aug 27, 2003 at 21:02 UTC ( #287167=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

traveler has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I tried Net::Whois, but it seems to have some shortcomings. It gives me Registrant Name not found in returned information whenever I look up a recently (last 2-3 years) registered name. This doesn't sound like a "I cannot find that domin" error, but it dies anyway. I'm using the code from the CPAN docs. Do I just need to choose a different server (presumably by manually editing the module), or is there a better module.

Thanks, traveler

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Re: Whois lookups
by phydeauxarff (Priest) on Aug 27, 2003 at 21:23 UTC
      Thanks. It is much better. After commenting out the calls to alarm it works on Windows, too.


Re: Whois lookups
by ehdonhon (Curate) on Aug 28, 2003 at 22:00 UTC
    Gandi::WhoisExtract is a very useful module. Seems to work better than Net::Whois. I don't know why it isn't in CPAN.

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