DNC Registry

DNC Registry

(Do Not Call Registry) A service of the U.S. government funded by the telemarketing industry and introduced in June 2003. To avoid telemarketing calls, register all your telephone numbers online at www.donotcall.gov or by calling 888 382-1222. By the end of 2005, the FTC reported that more than 107 million numbers were registered.

Telemarketers Must Check the Registry
Starting October 1, 2003, telemarketers are required to access the DNC database every three months and remove matching numbers from their lists. Charitable organizations are exempt.

The DNC Registry can be enforced by the FTC, the FCC and the states, and if a person is still called, fines up to USD $11,000 may be incurred. If you have not registered your numbers, you may ask each telemarketer to take you off their list.
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In its "Statement of Basis and Purpose" for the TSR amendments, the FTC indicated that its DNC registry would not preempt the state programs, but that it would work with the states to create a single DNC registry system with a single set of compliance obligations.
Genesys recommends the following to businesses running telemarketing campaigns: subscribe to the national DNC registry and pay any associated fees to obtain the registry information, download the national registry database and update calling lists every three months, train personnel and establish a written process to maintain and record DNC lists and archive calling lists with corresponding dial results and DNC list used after each campaign.
The complaint also charges the defendants with violating the TSR by calling consumers whose phone numbers are on the DNC Registry, failing to transmit accurate Caller ID information, making illegal pre-recorded telemarketing calls, failing to make required disclosures such as the identity of the seller and purpose of the call, and failing to pay the required fees to access the DNC Registry.
Yet many individuals are not aware of the DNC registry exemptions, such for companies they have existing business relationships with.
Only 11 per cent ( about seven crore) of the 65 crore phone users in India are registered with the DNC registry.
The FCC issued an additional rule regulating the DNC registry, but importantly, added several provisions addressing the permissible uses of fax communications.
For instance, according to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) statistics, approximately 76% of all US adults were enrolled on the National DNC Registry in 2009.
Only 11% ( seven cr) of the 65 cr users in India are registered with the DNC registry
Business Application of DNC: One of the more threatening and onerous concepts to be put forward is to allow businesses to put their numbers on the DNC registry for a state.
In an effort to get consumers faster relief from unwanted telemarketing calls, however, the FTC has proposed changing the Do Not Call (DNC) regulations to require firms to purge their telemarketing lists of phone numbers on the DNC registry on a monthly basis instead of every three months as the rule now requires.
District Court of Colorado, which found that the regulations relating to the DNC registry were unconstitutional.
With the FTC ruling, if a customer switches from a landline to a cell phone, it is no longer legal to solicit their business over the phone even if the number is not listed in the DNC registry.