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Walery Studennikov

NAME

Net::Domain::ExpireDate - Perl extension for obtaining expiration date of domain names

SYNOPSIS

 use Net::Domain::ExpireDate;

 $date = expire_date( 'microsoft.com' );
 $str  = expire_date( 'microsoft.com', '%Y-%m-%d' );
 $date = expdate_int( $whois_text, 'com' );
 $str  = expdate_fmt( $whois_text, 'ru', '%Y-%m-%d' );

DESCRIPTION

Net::Domain::ExpireDate gets WHOIS information of given domain using Net::Whois::Raw and tries to obtain expiration date of domain. Unfortunately there are too many different whois servers which provides whois info in very different formats. Net::Domain::ExpireDate knows more than 40 different formats of expiration date representation provided by different servers (almost all gTLD registrars and some ccTLD registrars are covered). If an expiration date format is unknown to Net::Domain::ExpireDate - then heuristics is used to determine expiration date.

"$date" in synopsis is an object of type Time::Piece.

FUNCTIONS

expire_date( DOMAIN [,FORMAT] )

Returns expiration date of DOMAIN. Without FORMAT argument returns Time::Piece object. With FORMAT argument returns date formatted using FORMAT template. See strftime man page for FORMAT specification.

expdate_int( WHOISTEXT [,TLD] )

Extracts expiration date of domain in TLD from WHOISTEXT. If no TLD is given 'com' is the default. There is no distinction between 'com', 'net' or 'org' TLDs in this function - all of them means gTLD. Also 'ru' TLD is suppored. Returns Time::Piece object.

With FORMAT argument returns date formatted using FORMAT template (see strftime man page for FORMAT specification)

expdate_fmt( WHOISTEXT [,TLD [,FORMAT]] )

Similar to expdate_int except that output value is formatted date. If no FORMAT specified, '%Y-%m-%d' is assumed. See strftime man page for FORMAT specification.

AUTHOR

Walery Studennikov, <despair@regtime.net>

SEE ALSO

Net::Whois::Raw, Time::Piece.