What is the "authorative" place/website to do a whois search on a domain name? Is it internic.net/whois ?
From my understanding, in terms of internet address/name/AS authority it goes:
2. internic, apnic, ripe ncc, etc.
Why are there hundreds of whois websites? Do they query different registries? Any clarification would be appreciated, I'm just trying to get a better understanding of how intenet-wide DNS works!