DID Number Vendor Questions: paperwork, resporg ID and DIDX fee to vendors?

DIDX explains NANPA and RESPORG IDVendor question 1: Are you going to take the number over and run it via your underlying carrier with a monthly fee or do we, the vendor, issue paperwork to move the number to their carrier ?
Answer: At DIDX, we work directly with the carriers and local operators. They provide us a list of DID numbers which they have a goal to sell on the DIDX platform. We forward those DID numbers to our customers once they buy them from your inventory of DIDs that DIDX and you make available on the marketplace at www.didx.net. DIDX showcases those DID numbers to our clients (buyers). When a client purchases a DID, it is on a monthly basis per minute or with a certain number of included minutes and/or with a certain number of channels. Our clients pay us. We pay you.
Some vendors require certain documentation because of government regulations or internal processes from clients who purchase their DID numbers on DIDX. Some do not. Some, not many, have their own agreement form they require DIDX to sign if DIDX wants to make available their DID on its wholesale direct inward dialing platform. DIDX has its own vendor (seller) agreement to make sure a certain level of integrity is assured. People often say that DIDX is like a wholesale eBay, Amazon or Alibaba for phone numbers.
 
Vendor question 2: Would you take a list of tollfree numbers into your resporg ID or do we hold on to them in ours?
Answer: Please hold the DID numbers to you * Resporg ID.
 
Vendor question 3: What is our cost that we as vendors pay to DIDX to render your “middle-man” services? You take care of quite a bit that will make it much easier for me to sell through DIDX than on my own.
Your cost in terms of selling DID is zero. We will pay you for the DIDs in the price you and we agree upon. We add a small markup on the DIDs you make available to sell on DIDX. The clients pay the total price. It’s a win-win for all. As much as that phrase is pretty old-fashioned, it fits here.
Have DID numbers and toll-free phone numbers available to sell on the DIDX platform? Sign up today, run some interop tests, have a talk with us, complete our agreement, and you are on your way to sell to 35,000 DIDX customers.
* What is a RESPORG ID? In the North American Numbering Plan, a RespOrg (a contraction for responsible organization or the organization that is responsible for something) is a company that maintains the registration for individual toll-free telephone numbers in the distributed Service Management System/800 database.
The North American Numbering Plan (NANP) is a telephone numbering plan that encompasses 25 distinct regions in twenty countries primarily in North America, including the Caribbean and the U.S. territories. Those areas include the United States and its territories, Canada, Bermuda, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, Sint Maarten, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks & Caicos.

DIDX R & D in Infrastructure, API and Automation 2018

By Suzanne Bowen (VP Event Management) and Kamal Panhwar (DIDX CTO)

We work smart to make sure the experience that our DIDX customers and vendors have in our direct inward dialing DID number marketplace… keeps a smile on their faces, that helps them get more customers and that helps them retain those customers. Some of our projects include the following to keep DIDX improving!

Infrastructure
We must have super reliable communication infrastructure. We are working to improve our SIP proxy server. Currently we have for 30 Asterisk servers to connect with proxy. Our infrastructure uses IBMCloud (used to be SoftLayer cloud) and DigitalOcean cloud servers. OTOH, thousands of our DIDX customers and vendors use FreeSWITCH and other softswitches, and we work with them every day to ensure excellent interoperability between their switches and the DIDX API.

We’re scripting for load balancing and proxy server with OpenSIPS. Our CTO Kamal Panhwar, DIDX sales manager Muhammad Ali and the whole team made that choice after several online and offline meetings and testing with OpenSIPs developers and businesses that currently use OpenSIPS. Several 100 of our DIDX members use Kamailio, too.

API (Application programming interface)
Last year, we made a decision we need to improve our DIDX API. Our system was using SOAP (simple object access protocol) format. The challenge while upgrading is that many of our clients use SOAP, so we will continue to give backward compatibility. Our new API will use Restful, so we can provide both Json and XML support.

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Appearance
We just changed the appearance of our DIDX interface from the black, yellow and burgundy bumble bee look to a much calmer turquoise, white and black. I like them both. (I am Suzanne Bowen.)

 

 

 

blue, white, black didx schemeAutomation
We are researching Dockers and Kubernetes (to create a virtual machine template). When one of our servers fails or we need to load balance, a new server will automatically be created.

We are beta testing Homer software to capture SIP packets. The use of this gives us more robust information about the DIDs that are available to buy and that are sold on DIDX in file PCAP format. With this … customers will have more info about the SIP with DID numbers available on DIDX.net.

Though the Internet of Things are exciting and important, we still keep an emphasis on the fact that the Internet of People are even more so. We strive to serve our vendors and buyers of DID numbers with TLC on DIDX because the people are what is important.