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What is a D‑U‑N‑S Number?

A D-U-N-S Number is a 9-digit unique identifier for businesses. Live Business Identity, which is derived from the Dun & Bradstreet Data Cloud and aggregates all the information provided for any given entity within the Data Cloud, starts with the Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® Number. A D-U-N-S Number is assigned once our patented identity resolution process identifies a company as being unique and distinct from any other in the Data Cloud.

What is Company Update?

Register for Company Update to get easy access to Dun & Bradstreet’s information on your business and D-U-N-S Number Registration. Once registered, you can submit updated information about your business. The updated information will help your company build credibility with your stakeholders including banks, suppliers and other business partners.

The D-U-N-S® Number registration process may take up to 30 days for any entity. Any fast-track service may be chargeable.

Apple Developers & US FDA requests can get free of charge assignment of D-U-N-S Number within 5 business days

Register to Use Company Update

Want to access your live business identity? Register for Company Update to provide updated information about your company to us. This will help your stakeholders get your organisation’s true picture every time they enquire about it in the Dun & Bradstreet Data Cloud. You have to be a current registered executive officer within your company to use this site.

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Primary Reason for D-U-N-S Number Registration
US FDA
Apple Developer
Other Requirement

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 live business identity 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.

What Will I Need to Provide to Get a D-U-N-S Number for My Business?

To register for a D-U-N-S Number, you’ll need the following information:

  • Legal name
  • Headquarters name and address for your business
  • Doing Business As (DBA) or other name by which your business is commonly recognized
  • Physical address, city, state and ZIP Code
  • Mailing address (if separate from headquarters and/or physical address)
  • Telephone number
  • Contact name and title
  • Number of employees at your physical location
  • Whether you are a Home-Based Business
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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.

FAQs

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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