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D&B's Data Universal Numbering System (D-U-N-S® Number) is the widely recognized standard for identifying businesses among thousands of companies, marketplaces and regulatory entities.
Created in 1962, the Data Universal Numbering System or D-U-N-S® Number is D&B's copyrighted, proprietary means of identifying business entities on a location-specific basis.
Assigned and maintained solely by D&B, this unique nine-digit identification number has been assigned to over 240 million businesses worldwide.
A D-U-N-S® Number remains with the company location to which it has been assigned even if it closes or goes out-of-business.
The D-U-N-S® Number also "unlocks" a wealth of value-added data associated with that entity, including the business name, physical and mailing addresses, tradestyles ("doing business as"), principal names, financial, payment experiences, industry classifications (SICs and NAICS), socio-economic status, government data and more. The D-U-N-S® Number also links members of corporate family trees worldwide.
The D-U-N-S® Number is widely used by both commercial and US federal entities and was adopted as the standard business identifier for federal electronic commerce in October 1994.
Contact your local D&B office and they will be happy to assist you. A list of our offices and their contact details can be found here.
Yes. You can use the D&B Business Directory Search facility and you can view company profiles, and connect with those businesses. Without a DUNS number you will not be able to find or claim your own business on the directory.
DUNSRight™ is the data quality process that ensures that you get the most accurate and complete data available. Click here for more information.
D&B’s unique DUNSRight™ process is the data quality control process. The foundation of DUNSRight™provides quality assurance by including over 2,000 separate automated checks, along with many manual ones, to ensure that our data meets high quality standards. In addition, five quality drivers Global Data Collection, Entity Matching,D-U-N-S® Number, Corporate Linkage, and Predictive Indicators-work consecutively to collect and enhance the data.
Establishing the credibility of your business, especially online, is a major challenge faced today by most enterprises. Potential customers or business partners are very wary about giving their Trust, more so, when they rely on online information. Businesses that provide accurate, independently verified and easily accessible information on themselves instill trust and gives you their business a competitive edge.
To build online credibility a business must be keenly aware of the factors that influence the trust and confidence of prospects who visit their website. Companies have been known to invest enormous resources in elements like the aesthetics, security and commercial appeal of their websites. However, most companies continue to ignore one of internet’s stickiest problems - how to establish a credible connection between a website and the company behind it.
With the D&B DUNS Registered program, Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), the world's leading provider of global business information, knowledge and insight has designed a comprehensive set of online trust solutions. D&B Online Trust Solutions seek to enhance the trust and confidence that your audience invests in your company and to help establish your credentials to a global audience by displaying verified and validated information about you online.
In this changing business environment, businesses are constantly looking for companies with high credibility and transparency to reduce their exposure to counter party risk. Also many entities look out for potential customers and suppliers and seek information online on a constant basis. D&B D-U-N-S Registered™ helps establishing credibility for companies and as a result gain more visibility and win business opportunities.
Go to your 'My Account' page to the 'My Details' section and click on 'Change Password'.
Yes, simply click on the 'Forgot your password?' link on the Login page and an email will be sent to the email address you used during Registration, with a link enabling you to reset your password.
If you are logged in, you can simply go to your 'My Account' page and view 'Company Profiles'. Then select edit on the company profile that you would like to edit. This will open the profile in edit mode. Once you have made the changes, click on 'submit' and the changes will be sent immediately to an administrator to approve. You may be contacted about specific changes, for verification purposes, before final approval. Once approved, the changes will appear immediately on your company profile.
Alternatively, please contact your local D&B office here.
To maintain accuracy of significant business information, D&B data update policies require certain change requests to be verified by a third party prior to entry. If verification cannot be confirmed, the change request will be denied. This policy is to assist in protecting you and your company from possible identity theft and to ensure the information contained in D&B’s report meet the criteria and guidelines established by D&B. You will be notified by email of any change requests that have been rejected.
It will depend on how long it takes to verify the changes requested. We aim to approve most change requests within 48 hours, but it may take longer if there are a large number of changes, or if the changes require third party verification.
No, only update any items that you feel are incorrect on your company profile.
The date displayed in Business Directory is displayed in the Central Standard Time (GMT -06:00). For example, you will see that the date that you had claimed a profile is showing a date that is different from the one in your time zone, but it is displaying correctly in the Central Standard Time.
It may be that the company has ceased trading, or the company is located in a country that is not currently part of the Directory. In September 2015 we will add another 30+ million companies listed from US. We're updating this list often, so please check again soon if you cannot find the company you are looking for.
Also, it may be that the company you are looking for does not have a DUNS number. If this is your company, you can contact us now for a DUNS number.
Standard Industrial Classification codes were developed by the Federal Government in conjunction with the U.S. business community during the 1930’s. They have proven to be a useful tool for professionals looking to segment domestic markets, analyse customer relationships, and conduct general business research.
SIC Codes divide all major economic activity into ten major divisions. The first two digits describe the nature of this activity in very general terms (i.e. Mining, Construction, Manufacturing). Remaining digits break down these categories into specific products and “sub-industries.”
The United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®), managed by GS1 US™ for the UN Development Programme (UNDP), is an open, global, multi-sector standard for efficient, accurate classification of products and services.
The UNSPSC® is a hierarchical convention that is used to classify all products and services. It is the most efficient, accurate and flexible classification system available today for achieving company-wide visibility of spend analysis, enabling procurement to deliver on cost-effectiveness demands and allowing full exploitation of electronic commerce capabilities.
The UNSPSC® was jointly developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (D&B) in 1998. It has been managed by GS1 US since 2003.
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