Many of the D&B Direct web services expect to receive a country code for the company specified by the D-U-N-S Number being requested. This input parameter is case-sensitive and must be supplied in upper case. On some requests, this parameter is optional; however, D&B recommends that it be provided to reduce the response time of the service(s) -- including products limited to results for US companies.
D&B Direct services utilize the two-letter country code as defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in their ISO 3166-1 specification. For a list of actual country codes supported for a specific data layer, please refer to the Country Availability tab contained in the downloadable "Extras" file for the respective Service.
Data for the following countries is stored under the alternate country code specified.
|Country Name||Alternate Instructions|
|ABU DHABI||Use the code of United Arab Emirates (AE)|
|ADMIRALTY ISLANDS||Use the code of Papua New Guinea (PG)|
|AJMAN||Use the code of United Arab Emirates (AE)|
|AL AIN||Use the code of United Arab Emirates (AE)|
|ASCENSION ISLAND||Use the code SH (Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha)|
|Cocos (Keeling) Islands||Use the code AU (Australia)|
|DUBAI||Use the code of United Arab Emirates (AE)|
|FUJAIRAH||Use the code of United Arab Emirates (AE)|
|MIDWAY ISLANDS||Use the code of US|
|RAS AL KHAIMAH||Use the code of United Arab Emirates (AE)|
|SHARJAH||Use the code of United Arab Emirates (AE)|
|SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS||Use the code GS (South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands)|
|South Sudan||Use the code of Sudan (SD)|
|TURKISH CYPRUS||Use the code of Cyprus (Match is not supported)|
|UMM-AL-QUWAIN||Use the code of United Arab Emirates (AE)|
While some territories of the United States (e.g. Puerto Rico) have been assigned ISO country codes, the information on organizations from those areas will be located under the US country code.
Data for the following countries is not currently available through the D&B Direct 2.0 API.
|Country Name||ISO Code|
|Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba||BQ|
|Micronesia, Federated States of||FM|
|Heard Island and McDonald Islands||HM|
|Isle of Man||IM|
|British Indian Ocean Territory||IO|
|Korea, Democratic People's Republic of||KP|
|Saint Martin (French part)||MF|
|Palestinian Territory, Occupied||PS|
|Svalbard and Jan Mayen||SJ|
|Sint Maarten (Dutch part)||SX|
|French Southern Territories||TF|
|Wallis and Futuna||WF|
Please contact your local D&B Customer Service department/representative for more details; or to place an inquiry for a specific organization.