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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By the time the DNC registry went into effect in 2003, the U.S.
"The federal DNC registry is a popular consumer program but a complicated one to comply with as states have imposed further restrictions that are often more stringent, which makes it easy to trip up telemarketers and make them easy targets," Thurman points out.
The FCC issued an additional rule regulating the DNC registry, but importantly, added several provisions addressing the permissible uses of fax communications.
Regressions of county-level signup frequencies on individual demographic variables reveal that participation in the DNC registry is related directly to household income, educational attainment, home mortgage, and linguistic integration.
Only 11 per cent ( about seven crore) of the 65 crore phone 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.
Prior to the enactment of the DNC Registry the telemarketing industry estimated the DNC list could cut its business in half, costing it up to $50 billion in sales each year, according to published reports.
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.
Only 11% ( seven cr) of the 65 cr users in India are registered with the DNC registry