What is a DUNS number and how do I acquire one?


I'm looking into distributing an iOS app outside of the App Store. In order to join Apple's Enterprise development program, I am required to have a DUNS number. What exactly is a DUNS number and how do I acquire one? What is involved as a private individual, going from no official paperwork or incorporation?

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asked Jul 29 '11 at 22:27
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DUNS stands for "Data Universal Numbering System.". These numbers are issued by Dun and Bradstreet (D&B), a private company that tracks information about businesses and their credit worthiness. DUNS numbers are nine digits long.

Perhaps you will find this information helpful on D&B's site and also here

answered Jul 30 '11 at 01:01
Tall Jeff
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