1.1.4: Identifying a digital location

Structural Rule

A digital location represents an electronic (non-physical) address that is used for communication between computer systems.
A digital location must be allocated its own GLN when its purpose is different from other digital locations and there is a business need to identify the digital location across organisations.
Information associated with a digital location GLN will include the related legal entity and may include the development status (testing, production), network address of the location and the system administrator contact details (email address, phone number, etc.).

Rationale

Trading partners need to be able to distinguish the digital location from other digital locations.

Examples

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)