How registrants' names and addresses are validated in CCR.
As part of our ongoing effort to ensure that all registration information is standardized, easily shared across many government systems, and to reduce data entry by registrants, CCR pre-populates the following data fields from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B): Legal Business Name, Doing Business Name (DBA), Physical Address, Postal Code/ Zip+4. It is data that is originally entered by the registrant when they applied for a Data Universal Numbering System (D-U-N-S).
When information needs to be changed or updated the registrant can go to http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform and modify the information. After the registrant makes the desired changes, D&B confirms the changes made with the registrant's record. The registrant then goes to www.ccr.gov and clicks on "Register in CCR", then clicks on "Update/Renew", clicks on "CCR Update TPIN", checks the data, and accepts the modified information if it is correct. The time frame for the changes to take effect is usually 24 to 48 hours after D&B confirms the change, but may vary from country to country.
This information is also used to automatically populate fields in other government systems. Registrants have the assurance that their data is correct across all systems and are saved the time and effort to re-enter it.
D&B has been collecting and enhancing data on businesses since 1841. In 1963, D&B introduced the D-U-N-S as a way to identify businesses and track business change. D-U-N-S Numbers were first used by agencies for contract reporting in 1978. D&B's D-U-N-S Number is recognized as a global standard by the world's most influential standards-setting organizations as well as the U.S. Government. The D-U-N-S Number is used to identify businesses around the world. D&B's global database contains more than 110 million business records from over 190 countries. The U.S. Government determined that the best approach to maintain the accuracy and consistency of the name and address standardization of business records was to leverage a best practice system widely used in corporate America and around the globe.
A help desk is available to answer all questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCR Frequently Asked Questions are at http://www.ccr.gov/FAQ.aspx
Name and Address Validation Frequently Asked Questions are at N&A Validation FAQ