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

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: William J. Kammerer [mailto:wkammerer@foresightcorp.com] 
> Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 11:58 AM
> To: ebxml-poc@lists.ebxml.org
> 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
> 4950 Blazer Pkwy.
> Dublin, OH USA 43017-3305
> +1 614 791-1600
> Visit FORESIGHT Corp. at http://www.foresightcorp.com/
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