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VeriSign Provides ENUM Services for AOL Wireless Messages


By Derek Iwasiuk
October 25, 2006

VeriSign, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent infrastructure for the networked world, today announced that AOL will use its ENUM Data Access Service for the delivery of messaging traffic to wireless devices within North America. ENUM is the emerging standard that uses the domain name system (DNS) to map telephone numbers to Web addresses or uniform resource locators (URLs).

Delivery of messages from IP devices to mobile devices requires a comprehensive directory service to map each telephone number to the service provider owner or subscriber. In addition to telephone number mapping, the service also requires a real-time check to determine if the number has been ported to another service provider. The VeriSign ENUM Data Access service helps AOL deliver messages more efficiently and economically through the convergence of IP and traditional telephone networks, enabling direct access to service provider data through an ENUM query.

"AOL's use of the VeriSign ENUM Data Access service is a strong statement of the power of ENUM in action and VeriSign's ability to deliver on new technologies for the convergence of all types of communications," said Bill Wolfe Senior Vice President of Communications at VeriSign.

The VeriSign ENUM services enable secure interconnection of networks, devices and applications across different access technologies, easing the introduction and expanding the reach of multimedia services and IP voice communications.

VeriSign, Inc. ( operates intelligent infrastructure services that enable and protect billions of interactions every day across the world's voice and data networks.

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