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Definition of the 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 Dun & Bradstreet 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. If you want to bid on government proposals, you will need to get a D-U-N-S Number for each physical location of your business. You can get your D-U-N-S Number expedited for free if you are required to register with the federal government for contracts or grants.

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

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. You can register for your DUNS Number by clicking here. You can also call us on +91-22-3348-8866.

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. You do not have to renew it. Once you have taken a D-U-N-S Number, it stays with your business for perpetuity.

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