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Subject: Re: [Vienna Docs] - update 1: Duns and IP numbers

Chris Ferris asked "why are we using fictitious DUNS+4 numbers as
opposed to real ones?"  Great question - I think it looks dorky to
manufacture D-U-N-S numbers when the real ones are guaranteed to be
unique worldwide - and are only nine digits long!

For your consideration, I've attached an updated copy of the
DUNS_IP_vienna.xls spreadsheet with the real D-U-N-S of each of the POC
participants.  Included are the locations of the companies, as a sanity
check to ensure the correct D-U-N-S is listed.  Lycos' Companies  Online
at http://www.companiesonline.com/ was sufficient for obtaining most,
though a few were obtained from the D&B research desk at 800.333.0505
where a real friendly fellow was able to come up with the few stragglers
in just a couple moments - the only tough one was Infoteria Corporation,
and he found the D-U-N-S of the presumed parent in Japan.

The *nine* digit D-U-N-S is listed in the PartyID column with dash
separators - these would not be included in the party identifier in the
registry (oh! am I making assumptions? or is this stuff all hard-coded?)
or the MS message header, as they are only for viewability.  Some of the
larger companies have multiple divisions, and I just picked the most
plausible candidate or the parent entity's D-U-N-S.  Normally,
participants should be expected to know their own D-U-N-S.  And in this
case, everyone did happen to have a D-U-N-S, but in the real world you
will have to make provision for alternate identifier systems, such as
the EAN GLN.

William J. Kammerer
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Dublin, OH USA 43017-3305
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DUNS_IP_vienna_1 with Real DUNS.xls

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