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Melissa Data Returns EIRCodes – Delivery Points to Ireland Addresses

By Admound Chou,
Vice President of Product Development


Melissa Data is proud to announce that we are releasing a new feature for Global Phone V4: CallerID capabilities, which allow you a peek into a caller’s identity. CallerID offers the unique capability of obtaining the names for both corporate entities alongside individuals. You can verify business contacts by matching the CallerID to their given phone number. It will be released as an extra option to the service, just like our premium HLR service.

We have been hard at work implementing a new address verification engine around this new data set, and we are happy to announce that it will be available for public use on January 30th, 2017. To continue providing the best combination of value and quality, Melissa Data has decided to provide this new high quality Ireland data as standard for all of our address verification customers without any add-on costs.

This premium data update will affect both the Global Address Web Service, used for full address validation and correction as well as the Global Express Entry Web Service, used for address search and completion. Starting on January 30th, 2017, both of these services will be able to append, as well as use, the new EIRCode data. From a high level, the new EIRCode system is an addition to their old postal system and not a replacement. This means that you do not have to worry about keeping two different versions of the address. Instead, the old system does not have postal codes while the new system does.