Original posting: 10/13/03
After delays caused by challenges in the courts, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has begun preparations to enforce the national Do Not Call registry the list of more than 50 million U.S. residential telephone numbers declared "off-limits" to telemarketers.
Everyone is eligible to register their residential phone numbers. However, the national Do Not Call registry is only for personal phone numbers. Business-to-business calls are not covered by the registry, and all campus telephone numbers that begin with the area code and prefix 805-893- are considered business telephone numbers.
While the National Do Not Call registry will allow you to enter a UCSB business telephone number into their database, the FTC will remove these numbers on some future date.
If you have other questions about the registry, please visit www.donotcall.gov.