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4 Incredibly Time-Saving Tips for 10DLC Registration

September 14th, 2023

Registering for 10DLC phone numbers is a great way to boost your text message deliverability, but the registration process can take a bit of advance planning. Speed through the process by having these essentials ready. 🏃🏾‍♂️

  1. Locate your EIN number, or apply for an EIN. 🔍

You’ll need a nine-digit employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS. If your org doesn’t have an EIN, apply for one here – it’s fast and free! 

  1. Use the organization name and address on your tax filings. 📃

You’ll want to register with the same organization name and address that’s on file with the IRS. If your organization name has changed, having the name change paperwork on hand will ensure smooth registration. If there’s a mismatch between the organization name and address on your tax filings and what you submit, your 10DLC registration can experience delays.

  1. Activate your website or social media page. 🚀

Campaign Verify and The Campaign Registry (the groups that run the 10DLC registration process) want to make sure that your organization is a legitimate entity. To demonstrate this, you’ll need an active website or social media page – a webform works too. Read more about how to set up a carrier-compliant online presence here.

  1. Political: find your public filing to register with Campaign Verify. 🔦

Political campaigns, parties, and PACs register with Campaign Verify to unlock the highest sending speeds available on 10DLC numbers. If this is you, you’ll need the link to a public campaign filing. 

Example of a federal FEC filing. The browser URL is what you’d share with Campaign Verify.

State, local, or tribal committees: link to the record on the website of your local election authority, i.e. the Secretary of State’s website, or the county or municipal government’s website.

Campaign Verify accepts as public filings: online campaign finance reports, election and committee listings, or election authority documentation that lists a campaign postal address, email address and/or phone number. 

If you’re running in a municipality that doesn’t have online filing, reach out directly to [email protected], ccing [email protected], explaining the situation. Ideally, you’ll also share a contact email/phone number at your local election authority – Campaign Verify will reach out to them and provide you with further instructions on how to register. 

Read our detailed guide to Campaign Verify here.

All set? Fill out your 10DLC registration from your team “Compliance” page, or send us a registration directly using this form

Scale to Win vets every registration you submit, so we can help make sure your registration goes through without a hitch.

Registrations are submitted on the same business day and typically take 3-5 business days to get vetted and approved.

Questions? Book time with us to talk through your registration here.

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