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Subject: Re: [Vienna Docs] - update 1: Duns and IP numbers
NTT-Com/NTT-Data D-U-N-S number: 19-482-5212 (of NTT America, Inc.) Nakao --- Takayuki Nakao email@example.com Business Development Center, NTT USA, Inc. Tel: 408-451-2535, Facsimile: 408-451-2537 From: "William J. Kammerer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [Vienna Docs] - update 1: Duns and IP numbers Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 11:57:44 -0400 Message-ID: <email@example.com> > 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 > FORESIGHT Corp. > 4950 Blazer Pkwy. > Dublin, OH USA 43017-3305 > +1 614 791-1600 > > Visit FORESIGHT Corp. at http://www.foresightcorp.com/ > "accelerating time-to-trade"
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