D&B Country Code Change
New country codes for D&B Direct have been developed to reflect global and/or regional changes such as country name changes and new countries forming. As of September 16, 2016, the old country codes will no longer be available or processed when given in the request. All D-U-N-S Numbers available in a local market, including out of business records, will use the new D&B Country Codes. Linkage of records using Domestic Ultimate D-U-N-S and Global Ultimate D-U-N-S will also use the new country codes. Their related family-tree records will be updated accordingly. Below are some of the communication and supporting migration details for the recent country code changes.
New D&B Country Codes
Below is a list of the new D&B Country Codes available:
*Palestine and Cuba will be supported in the future, there is no data available right now.
|Original Country Name||New Country Names||ISO Alpha2 Country Code|
|*Palestine, State of||PS|
|Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba||BQ|
|Sint Maarten (Dutch)||SX|
Serbia & Montenegro
|Cyprus||Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)||XT|
NOTE: The API now supports new country codes in the request and response. Old country codes in the request will not be processed after September 16, 2016.
The ability to support the new country names and country codes from the implementation date will require users to stop using the old country names and codes, and start supporting the new as outlined above.
Please contact Customer support to get access to the staging environment for testing of the new country codes.
Below is the developer test data for the new country codes:
|In the Request||In the Response|
|D-U-N-S Number||Country Code||D-U-N-S Number||Country Code|
If you have any question regarding this upgrade, or how to get the most benefit out of the new Country Names and Country Codes, please contact your local D&B Customer Service department/representative for more details.