Acronyms Beginning With D

Sales, marketing, and technology acronyms that begin with D

  • DoS

    A cyber attack whose goal is to make a computer resource or network unavailable to its intended users. This is typically accomplished by overwhelming the target system with a flood of traffic or requests, causing it to slow down or…

  • DUNS

    A proprietary system developed and managed by Dun & Bradstreet that assigns a unique numeric identifier referred to as a DUNS number to a single business entity. It was introduced in 1963 to support DNB’s credit reporting practice. Also referred…

  • DNB

    Dun & Bradstreet has curated one of the oldest and most accurate business intelligence platforms, comprising hundreds of millions of business records curated from tens of thousands of sources, and tens of millions of web pages. Anchored by the long-established…

  • DES

    A symmetric key encryption algorithm developed by IBM in the 1970s and was later adopted as a standard by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 1977. The standard was widely used for a number of years, but…

  • DWF

    A file format primarily used for publishing and sharing CAD drawings on the web. It can be viewed with a free viewer, AutoCAD, and other programs.

  • DXF

    A file format developed by Autodesk as an open alternative to DWG. It is a more simplified version of DWG, and can be opened and edited with many different types of software, including AutoCAD, CorelDRAW, and Inkscape.

  • DWG

    Developed by Autodesk, Drawing is the most widely used file format for CAD drawings. It is a proprietary format that is used primarily with AutoCAD but can also be opened and edited with other software such as BricsCAD and ZWCAD.


    A service for the operation of mail servers to perform a check via a Domain Name System (DNS) query whether a sending host’s IP address is blacklisted for email spam. Also known as a Domain Name System-Based Blocklist black hole…

  • DFP

    Now known as Google Ad Manager, a platform to grow ad revenue and protect your brand wherever people are watching, playing, or engaging with Google properties and the publishers that distribute their ads.

  • D2C

    The business model of selling products directly to customers and thereby bypassing any third-party retailers, wholesalers, or any other resellers. Also abbreviated as DTC.