What is D-U-N-S Number, and why do I need one?
The D-U-N-S Number is a unique nine-digit number used to identify business entities on a location-specific basis. Assigned and maintained by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), the D-U-N-S Number is widely used as a standard business identifier, and it is a requirement for you to set up your Apple developer account.
For more information, you can refer to Apple's support page here.
How do I request a D-U-N-S Number?
If your business is already recognised as a legal entity, D&B may have assigned your organisation a D-U-N-S Number previously.
Click the button below to find out.
Please note that you will be asked for the following information when requesting a D-U-N-S Number using the lookup tool:
Legal Entity Name
Your Contact Information
If it is listed, you can move on to creating your developer accounts.
If your company is not listed, you will have the option to submit your information to D&B for a free D-U-N-S Number. By check-marking the box and selecting ‘Submit’, you give Apple authorisation to provide your business information to D&B.
I have requested my D-U-N-S Number; what happens now?
Please allow up to 5 business days to receive your Number from D&B. Expediting your D-U-N-S Number creation process will not shorten this waiting period. If your application has taken longer than two weeks to function, please contact D&B here.
Once you receive your D-U-N-S Number, please allow up to 2 business days for Apple to receive the information from D&B. After this period, you may move on to enrol as a ‘Company/Organisation’ in the Apple Developer program.
I am completely lost and need some help!
If you have any questions or get stuck and need someone to walk you through the process, fear not, help is at hand! Click on the chat icon (bottom-right) and speak with our Customer Success team, who will happily take your hand and guide you through the process. If email is your thing, you can reach the team at email@example.com.