kleinbiker7 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hey guys, We want to install a Perl WHOIS module on our UNIX servers, but we need to find out what version of WHOIS it is using. The WHOIS on our UNIX box does not give the data for some of our domains, for example:
whois : : No match for "TRAC.ORG". : :
However, if you go to and type in, it gives me the complete info on the nameservers.

Also, is the one for the same as the one on, which has changed to

Therefore, I want to know if any of Perl's WHOIS modules use the networksolutions version. And if not, is the internic one just as good? Thanks!