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Technical Requirements
To access D&B via the Web you need a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) - enabled browser. We suggest a 3.0 version of either Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer (or later). For additional information about specific browsers, select AOL, Netscape or Internet Explorer.

Tip: Clear the local cache in your browser to eliminate potential navigation problems caused by old or revised Web pages resident in the browser's cache. Check FAQs for additional navigation information.


Member Registration and Sign-in
Registering for D&B Internet Access service provides:
  • Convenient access to millions of U.S. businesses to help you generate leads quickly and easily.
  • Free company look-up of both private and public companies located anywhere in the world.
  • Free access to a company's D&B D-U-N-S® Number, business name, trade style (when available), address, city, state, and type of location.
  • The option to order D&B services by credit card.

There is no charge to register, and you only need to register once. On your first visit, please select Member Registration and complete the following three steps:

Step 1: Complete and submit the online registration form.

Step 2: Agree to D&B's Terms of Use.

(Thank you! Registration is complete!)

Step 3: Select the service you want.

Register now for free membership to D&B Internet Access.

On return visits just sign-in, using the same information that you submitted during your member registration. To sign-in, enter:
  1. Your surname/last name. (This field is not case sensitive which means that capitalization does not count, but spelling and format does!)
  2. Your country telephone code. Select your country's telephone code from the drop down menu.
  3. Your complete, local telephone number. If you are located in the U.S., enter your area code, exchange, and number (e.g., xxx-xxx-xxxx) Outside of the U.S., enter your local code & number.

If you have already registered for D&B Internet Access as a Worldwide Credit Card Customer, you may sign-in now.


Order D&B Reports Online
D&B offers a select suite of its business information products that can be ordered easily and efficiently on the Web by credit card.

Simply complete the Member Registration, or sign-in for each return visit. Then select the service that best meets your business needs.

  • To search for a specific business location, select U.S. Company Reports.
  • To search for a business anywhere in the world, select D&B GlobalSeek.
  • To create a list of companies for marketing, purchasing or research applications, select D&B Marketing Lists.
To use U.S. Company Reports or D&B GlobalSeek, please follow these five steps:

Step 1: Enter your data on the search form enter, and submit.

Step 2: Review the results, and select a company location; select the report type you wish to order, and submit.

Step 3: Provide your credit card number and expiration date.

Step 4: Confirm your order. Your credit card now will be charged for the ordered report plus any applicable taxes.

Step 5: Click on the company name in the Five Day Archive to display the report.

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Look Up a Company
In U.S. Company Reports you can search for a company by entering its name and location, telephone number, or D&B D-U-N-S® Number.

Search tips:

  • To search by name and location, you must enter at least a company name and state.
  • The closer the information you enter represents the exact company name, location or telephone number, the better your chances are for a match. If you can't find the company you want, try using variations of the company name by:
    • shortening the name
    • swapping numbers and number words
    • including possessive words
    • swapping words within the company name
    • including hyphenated names.
  • Hyphens are not required when you enter a D&B D-U-N-S Number or telephone number.
  • To order more than one report on the same company, use your browser’s back button to return to the product menu. Then select the second desired report before moving on to a new search.
  • Searching the D&B database by valid D-U-N-S Number is always your best bet. See our Glossary of Terms for more information about the D&B D-U-N-S Number.

Search for companies located anywhere in the world using D&B GlobalSeek. You can search for a company by entering its name, telephone number, or D&B D-U-N-S Number.

Search tips:

  • Enhance response time, and narrow the number of records to be searched, by opting to exclude branch records. (A branch is a secondary location of a company.)
  • Hyphens are not required when you enter a D&B D-U-N-S Number or telephone number.


Create a Business List
Use D&B Marketing Lists to create lists of new prospects or potential suppliers. With our easy-to-use application you can select search criteria that customizes your list, and targets your most likely (and profitable!) prospects.

You can preview your selection criteria and the number of companies within your target market free of charge.


For additional assistance and quick online reference, please check our Glossary of Terms, FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), and Customer Service e-mail options. Or locate the D&B Customer Service Center nearest you.


Display Ordered Reports
Within U.S. Company Reports and D&B GlobalSeek, we provide a Five Day Archive that automatically stores the reports that you order for five days. To store the reports that you order for more than five days, please print or save the report to your PC or a disk.


Save or Print D&B Reports
To save D&B reports to your PC or network drive follow the steps below:

  1. From the Five Day Archive click on the company name of the report that you want. (The Five Day Archive includes hypertext links to any report that you have purchased at our site during the past five days.)
  2. While viewing the report, select the File-Save As option from the menu bar.
  3. Click on the drop down menu (Save in...) to select a location.
  4. Enter a file name and save the report as a .txt or .html file. (Text files can be opened in any text editor. HTML files can be opened in your browser.)
To print D&B Reports simply select the Print option in your browser while viewing the report.


Generally D&B uses security techniques, including encryption and secure servers, to protect against unauthorized access of transmitted information.

If you are using a security-enabled browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer version 2.1 or greater, or Netscape Navigator version 2.0 or greater), the information you send us regarding your purchase is encrypted, making it extremely difficult to read or modify it if intercepted.

D&B utilizes industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to allow for the encryption of potentially sensitive information such as a name, address or credit card number. Please review our Privacy Policy for more information.


© 1999 Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
Refer comments or questions to customer service.
September 8, 1999 - CMT-G