Welcome to Step 1 in our article series about preparing your Apple Developer account for your Webex Events Branded App. This series takes you through each step of the process.
Congratulations on taking the plunge to build a beautiful Branded App for your Event/Community! This article explains how to find out if your company has a D-U-N-S number, and how to apply for one if you don't already.
🤔 Not sure what we're talking about? Check out Introduction to Branded Apps to learn more.
What is a D-U-N-S number, and why does my company need one?
Apple requires that your company be verified as a legal entity before you can create an Apple Developer Account and publish your Branded App. Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) is a third-party verification source that issues a D-U-N-S number — a unique identifier for your business within the global Duns & Bradstreet network that acts as a digital certificate.
Locate your existing D-U-N-S number
If your company is outside the United States, visit the D-U-N-S International website to choose your country or region, and then search for your company.
Apply for a new D-U-N-S number
If you've searched on the D&B website and determined that your company doesn't already have a D-U-N-S number, you must register for one. D&B asks for the following information during registration:
Legal entity name
Your work contact information
After requesting a D-U-N-S Number, please plan to wait up to 14 business days to receive your number from D&B. You can pay D&B a fee for a 5-day turnaround on your D-U-N-S Number, though we recommend allowing for the full 14 days regardless. If you're on a tight timeline, submit the request as soon as possible and consider emailing D&B to discuss options.
⭐️ Keep in mind, if D&B denies your enrollment, please ask them for the specific reason(s) and reach out to your Webex Events contact to determine the best next steps.
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) help
We're always here to help and give guidance throughout the Branded App submission process. However, for all D-U-N-S -related questions, such as updating company or address information for an existing number, refer to the D&B Digital Service Center for help and instructions. You can also contact D&B directly via their phone number or live chat.
Use the time spent waiting for your D-U-N-S number to get a head start building your Branded App and creating your Event or Community! Before submitting your Branded App, you must configure your Event with an icon, cover image, banners (if applicable), and customized feature icons, so prepare those elements, too. 🖼️
Once you have your D-U-N-S number, you're ready to move on to Step 2 of the Apple Developer process! Click below to get started.
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