How to Get a D-U-N-S® Number
The Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® Number is a unique nine-digit identifier that has become the industry standard for business listings worldwide. It is assigned once our patented identity resolution process, part of our DUNSRight methodology, identifies a company as being unique and distinct from any other in the Dun & Bradstreet Data Cloud.
Obtaining a D-U-N-S Number is easy and free. The first step is to find out whether your facility already has one. D-U-N-S Numbers are site-specific, meaning a unique number is required for each distinct physical location of an entity (branches, divisions, headquarters, etc.). Call us at 1-(800)-234-3867 to find out whether you already have a D-U-N-S Number, or search for your company.
Requesting Your D-U-N-S Number
You can request a D-U-N-S Number over the phone or online. Before starting the process, make sure you have the following information on hand:
- Your business’s legal name and business structure (corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, etc.)
- The name of the company’s owner or CEO
- The primary type of business your company engages in
- The year the business began operations
- The name of your headquarters and its physical address
- Any other name your business might be recognized by (i.e., doing business as or DBA)
- Your business’s physical mailing address (if separate from headquarters), including city, state, and zip code, and its primary phone number
- The name of a primary contact person and his or her title
- The number of employees at this physical location (full time and part time)
Follow this process online:
- Visit our D-U-N-S Number request page.
- Search to see whether Dun & Bradstreet has already created a D-U-N-S Number for you by providing your business details and clicking “Search.” If you see your business and location listed, click “Email D-U-N-S Number.” Complete the form and click “Submit.” You’ll receive your existing D-U-N-S Number via email.
- If your business and location aren’t listed, click “Get a New D-U-N-S Number” and follow the steps.
- You should receive your new number in up to 30 business days.
Need help? Please call us at 1-800-234-3867 for help getting your D-U-N-S Number.