DUNS Number Definition
A DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number is a unique nine-digit identification number, issued by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) to businesses around the world.
DUNS Number Extended Definition
Businesses can apply for a DUNS number (for free) by submitting their financial and business information to D&B.
This process establishes an account for the business and a credit rating, similar to consumer credit bureaus like Experian.
Financial institutions, government agencies, other businesses, etc., can purchase credit reports in an effort to check the credibility of registered businesses.
Last Updated By
Dianna Maze | Apr 11, 2023