I posted this in the other thread as well to help inform others.
Here's the important thing to remember... D&B archives all old Secretary of State and Franchise Tax Board data. If your business has been dormant since 2005 and you are planning to build credit on that company, you will want to view a copy of the report in D&B's iUpdate portal. In that report, it will likely show your business is no longer active and functioning and the business registration will be out-dated. Don't make ANY changes at all to the report. You will want to bring the registration back to active status and then sit back and wait... don't do ANYTHING to your D&B report... NOTHING at all. After a couple of weeks, go back in and check the business registration in the D&B report to make sure it has refreshed and shows active and in good standing. Once it does, you can then submit a request for D&B to update any data that is old and outdated. If you try to submit changes while the Secretary of State shows as inactive, D&B could not only discard your changes, but could also flag your account as suspicious.
Using the iUpdate portal my company does not come up. Using the D&B Duns look up finds my company and points me to their CreditSignal service. One side has "Company Update". Not touching that. The other side has "CreditSignal: Free score change alerts. Launch". Just wanted to confirm it's safe to launch the CreditSignal. Feels like I'm disarming a small bomb.