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What is a
Dun & Bradstreet
D-U-N-S® Number?
Learn what the D-U-N-S Number is and how you can use yours to grow your business.

Definition of the D&B 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.

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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, province and postal code
  • Mailing address (if separate from headquarters and/or physical address)
  • Telephone number
  • Contact name and title
  • Number of employees at your physical location

How Can I Register for My D-U-N-S Number?

You can get a free D-U-N-S Number in up to 30 days or get your D-U-N-S Number expedited in 10 business days or less for a fee.

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