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Identifying a digital location

A GLN identifying a location answers the question of “where” something has been, is, or will be.

GLN can be used to identify two types of locations: Physical location and digital location.

A digital location is an electronic (non-physical) address that is used for communication between computer systems.

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.).

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.

Digital location