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Telephone Number Mapping
Telephone Number Mapping (ENUM), also referred to "E164 NUmber Mapping", is a proposed technology for mapping telephone numbers to the Domain Name System (DNS). ENUM includes a suite of protocols to unify the telephone system with the Internet by using E.164 addresses with DDDS and DNS. ENUM is a DNS-based protocol that is best suited to offer services that not only help facilitate, but expand on ways to complete calls over VoIP networks. It provides a user with a domain name on an E.164 server in order to associate a common international telephone number with a URI and provide other DNS-related services. The server is maintained by the Service Provider and is expected to become standard since it can successfully address locating URIs with nothing more than a common international telephone number.
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