D&B’s Data Universal Numbering System, the D&B D-U-N-S Number, has become the standard for keeping track of the world’s businesses. The D&B D-U-N-S Number is D&B’s distinctive nine-digit identification sequence, which identifies information products and services originating exclusively through D&B. The D&B D-U-N-S Number is an internationally recognized common company identifier in EDI and global electronic commerce transactions. The world’s most influential standards-setting organizations, more than 50 global, industry and trade associations, and the U.S. Federal Government recognize, recommend and/or require the D&B D-U-N-S Number.

Getting a D&B D-U-N-S Number for your business is the first step in establishing your business credit file. Many companies rely on D&B for this information to assess creditworthiness before making critical decisions about your business.