What is a D‑U‑N‑S Number?

The D‑U‑N‑S Number is a unique nine-digit identifier for businesses. It is used to establish a D&B® business credit file, which is often referenced by lenders and potential business partners to help predict the reliability and/or financial stability of the company in question. "D‑U‑N‑S," which stands for Data Universal Numbering System, is used to maintain up-to-date and timely information on more than 360 million global businesses.

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Why do I need a D‑U‑N‑S Number?

The D‑U‑N‑S Number is used in dozens of countries around the world, including the US, Australia and the European Union, and confers numerous benefits on businesses that participate. The business credit file associated with your business's D‑U‑N‑S Number can help potential partners and lenders learn about your business and make informed decisions about whether or not to work with you as a client, supplier or partner. Even after you've signed a contract or accepted a loan, your D‑U‑N‑S Number can be used to help get a clear view of your business, which can help you negotiate for improved terms and conditions or a favorable line of credit.

Establish credibility with lenders and expedite applications for loans and contracts

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What is Company Update?

Company Update provides small businesses and non-publicly traded companies convenient access to Dun & Bradstreet information on their business, and D-U-N-S® Number registration. Registered users can view, print, and submit updates to their Dun & Bradstreet Business Information Report. By keeping this information current and complete, you can impact your business's credibility with banks, suppliers, and other companies that do business with you.

The D-U-N-S Number registration process can take up to 30 days.

Manage Cash Flow

Many businesses face overwhelming cash flow problems. Accessing another company’s business credit file using the D-U-N-S Number can help you make decisions on how to manage your business’s cash. Learn more about managing cash flow.

Prevent Bad Debt

It can be difficult to resolve existing bad debt, but you can try to prevent it. Using the D-U-N-S Number to access another company’s business credit file can help you avoid risky situations and unpaid invoices. Learn more about managing bad debt.

D-U-N-S® RegisteredTM Solutions

In today’s competitive marketplace, it can be challenging to attract new clients or customers. Dun & Bradstreet, the world’s leading provider of global business information, knowledge and insight, offers you an opportunity to enhance the trust and confidence in your business credentials by displaying verified and validated information through Dun & Bradstreet’s D-U-N-S® RegisteredTM Solutions.


A. D-U-N-S Number, or Data Universal Numbering System Number, is a unique nine-digit business identifier that has become the standard for tracking millions of businesses worldwide and their business credit activity.

A. The D-U-N-S Number is used to establish a Dun & Bradstreet business credit file, which may be referenced by lenders and potential business partners to help predict the reliability and/or financial stability of a company.

A. The D-U-N-S Number registration process can take up to 30 days. To get your DUNS Number process expedited, please call on 022 4941 6666. Click here to get your DUNS Number today.

A. Yes. It is possible. An individual can also register for a D-U-N-S Number. However, you will be listed as an entity in the records and not as an individual.

A. Both Aadhar number and D-U-N-S® Number are Unique Identifiers; one for individuals and the other for business entities respectively. However, unlike aadhar which is restricted to the information about an individual, the architecture of a Duns number is much more elaborate, it gives a more comprehensive view of the entire eco system.

A. No. D-U-N-S Number registration does not equate to a Global tender platform. A D-U-N-S Number is used as a Universal Standard for business identification. It is used by companies and several government institutions to perform risk assessments of their potential partners or suppliers as part of the vetting process.

A. The D-U-N-S Number registration process can take up to 30 days. You can get your D-U-N-S Number expedited in 5 business days or less with D-U-N-SFile™.

A. You must be a current registered executive officer within your company to register for a D-U-N-S Number.

A. Yes. Every branch office of every organization has a different D-U-N-S Number.

A. D-U-N-S Number is never repurposed or reused, even after a company has gone out of business.

A. No. A standalone DUNS Number may not require renewal. Once you have taken a D-U-N-S Number, it stays with your business for perpetuity. However, information updation is required on a yearly basis.

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