Neustar (NYSE: NSR) is a leading provider of essential clearinghouse services to the global communications and Internet industry.
As the trusted, neutral, third-party provider of mission-critical
database and clearinghouse services to the communications industry,
Neustar manages many of the resources that will lead to the true convergence
of voice and data networks. More specifically, Neustar manages:
- North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA)
- Local number portability (LNP) registry
- CARE Clearinghouse, a mediation system that offers customer
record information to local and long-distance telecommunications
- Internet Protocol (IP) registry services, including emerging
convergence technologies such as ENUM
- Registry services for the .US top-level domain
- Also, Neustar's subsidiary NeuLevel manages:
- Registry services for the .BIZ top-level domain (in a joint
venture with Melbourne IT)
- The Registry gateway outside China for the .CN top-level
As a result of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Neustar emerged
as a neutral, third party that facilitates competition across a
tightly regulated industry. Neustar abides by a strict neutrality
policy, meaning that it will never show any preference or provide
any special consideration to any company or service provider, either
directly or indirectly. The FCC has found Neustar to be in compliance
with neutrality standards.
Neustar is headquartered in Sterling, VA.