DotShop's Community

Commercial Connect's community-based application for .SHOP clearly defines the e-commerce community to be served by the new-TLD string:

 

We define our community as e-commerce operators that directly sell to the general public on the internet.

 

This community is, basically, any business-to-consumer (B2C) site that utilizes credit card processing requiring them to abide by PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) to operate. 
 

We chose this community because fraud is a serious issue to both credit card processors (as well as the community), all the way down to the end customer.  We all pay for fraud, and if our TLD can help minimize this fraud while at the same time instill more confidence in e-commerce, then everyone wins.

 

This community is most easily identified as websites that have shopping cart programs that utilize SSL (Secured Socket Layer) certificates (required under PCI DSS) to process their transactions.  Studies have been performed to help identify these website operators, and we have a 95% confidence that we have a clear and defined subset of the internet.

 

While we can state with confidence that we represent e-commerce, in general, with a much broader number of members, our main goal here is to define a community, provide proof of involvement and representation, and clearly show how we will be of benefit to that community.
 
 
 
Community Point Analysis
  Community Evaluation Criteria                  
         

Projected
Score

             
  Criterion #1

Comment

 
  A) Delineation                    
    2 1 0

2

.SHOP has a clearly delineated organized and pre-existing community.  
    Clearly delineated, organized, and pre-existing community. Clearly delineated and pre-existing community, but not fullfilling the requirements for a score of 2. Insufficient delineation and pre-existence for a score of 1.    
                         
  B) Extension                    
    2 1 0

2

.SHOP has a community of considerable size and longevity.  
    Community of considerable size and longevity. Community of either considerable size or longevity, but not fulfilling the requirements for a score of 2. Community of neither considerable size nor longevity.    
                         
                         
  Criterion #2                
  A) Nexus                    
    3 2 0

3

.SHOP matches the name of the community and is well known in many languages.  
    The string matches the name of the community or is a well known short-form or abbreviation of the community name. String identifies the community but does not qualify for a score of 3. String nexus does not fulfill the requirments for a score of 2.    
                         
  B) Uniqueness                    
    1 0  

1

.SHOP has no other significant meaning than eCommerce.  
    String has no other significant meaning beyond identifying the community. String does not fulfill the requirment for a score of 1.      
                         
  Criterion #3                
  A) Eligibility                   
    1 0  

1

.SHOP will be restricted to eCommerce Users.  
    Eligibility restricted to community members. Largely unrestricted approach to eligibility.      
                         
  B) Name Selection                    
    1 0  

1

.SHOPʹs policies include name selection rules consistent with the articulated community-based purpose of eCommerce.  
    Policies include name selection rules consistent with the articulated community-based purpose of the applied-for gTLD. Policies do not fulfill the requirements for a score of 1.      
                         
  C) Content and use                    
    1 0  

1

.SHOPʹs policies include rules for content and use consistent with the articulated community-based purpose of eCommerce.  
    Policies include rules for content and use consistent with the articulated community-based purpose of the applied-for gTLD. Policies do not fulfill the requirements for a score of 1.      
                         
  D) Enforcement                    
    1 0  

1

.SHOPʹs policies include specific enforcement measures constituting a coherent set with appropriate appeal mechanisms.  
    Policies include specific enforcement measures constituting a coherent set with appropriate appeal mechanisms. Policies do not fulfill the requirements for a score of 1.      
                         
                         
  Criterion #4                
  A) Support                    
    2 1 0

2

.SHOP has documented support from the community and can provide additional upon request.  
    Applicant is, or has documented support from, the recognized community institution(s)/member organization(s) or has otherwise documented authority to represent the community. Documented support from at least one group with relevance, but insufficient support for a score of 2. Insufficient proof of support for a score of 1.    
                         
  B) Opposition                    
    2 1 0

2

.SHOP has not received any formal opposition in the 12 years we have been working on this TLD application from any eCommerce entity.  
    No opposition of relevance. Relevant opposition from at least one group of non-negligible size. Strong and relevant opposition.    
                         
      PROJECTED FINAL SCORE

16

             
         
 
 
 
           
 
 
Since 2000, when Commercial Connect, LLC first applied for .SHOP, we have garnered much support and have made many key partnerships.  As a representative body for e-commerce, Commercial Connect makes strong efforts to gain and retain support from the e-commerce community.  Featured below, is a list of members of the e-commerce community with whom we have had personal contact with and have either received consented support or formed a partnership.
 
 
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004 Technologies USA

7Search.com

A. O. Smith

A1 Package Co.

Abook, LLC

Accent on Animals, Inc.

Accertify, Inc.

Accurate Industries

Ace Hardware

Ace Tools

Acquity Group

Ad:Tech

AdBean, LLC

Adship.com, LLC

Affinia Group / Raybestos Brakes & Chassis

AFFORDABLELAMPS.COM

AG Interactive

Agilone

Akamai

AlaTest, Inc.

Aldersgate Village

Aldo Group, Inc.

Alibaba.com

Allied Trade Group

Alpine Consulting, Inc.

AltE

Amadesa, Inc.

AmyAdele.com

Anchor Retail

Annin & Co.

Antique Jewelry Mall, Inc.

Applica Consumer Products

Apps Genius Corporation

ArabAd

Aramex

Ariva

ArkNet Media

Arvato Digital Services, LLC

ASI

Association Health Care

ATG

Atlantic.Net

Atrinsic

AudetteMedia

Audiosavings.com

Auric Systems International

Authorize.Net

Autodemo, LLC

Automated Packaging Systems

Autopia.org

Avalara

AvantLink.com

Axiom 33

B2B DMI, LLC

Balsam Hill

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

BankCard Services Worldwide

Barnes Healthcare Services

Bathhouse Naturals

Baudville, Inc.

Bazaarvoice

Bed Bath & Beyond

Belson Outdoors, Inc.

BestBuyEyeglasses

Better World Books

Big 3 Consulting

Big Commerce

Big Dot of Happiness, LLC

BloomingBulb.com

Blue Hue Interactive

Blue Package Delivery, LLC

Blue Raven Technology

Blue Tangerine Solutions

BlueSky Technology Partners

Bob Ward & Sons

BOLIVIAMALL.COM

Bongo International

BorderJump

Bosch Thermotechnology

Bostic Publishing Company

BowlingShirts.com

Bowman Design, Inc.

Brady People ID

Brand Magnet

Bridge2 Solutions

Bridgeline Digital

Briggs & Stratton

Bronto Software

Brown Printing Company

BSG Clearing Solutions

Buy.at Affiliate Network

BuyerCompass

BuySAFE, Inc.

C&H Distributors

CablesAndKits.com

Cactus Commerce, Inc.

CanaFlora

CandyWarehouse.com, Inc.

Canon USA

Canu

CardinalCommerce

CarMD

CashStar

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business

CD Wow.com, Ltd

CDS Global

CDW

Century 21 Stores

Channel Intelligence

ChannelAdvisor

Chase Paymentech

Chase Securities, Inc.

Checkgateway

Cheesecake.com & ePayments.com

CHEFS Catalog

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chilcutt Direct Marketing

Chrome

Cima International

CitizenHawk

City of Louisville

Clary Business Machines

Clean Air Gardening

ClearCommerce / Certegy

ClickSpeed

Clix Marketing

CM Retail Management

Coatue

Coffee Beanery

CoffeeForLess.com

Cognizant

CoLinear Systems, Inc.

Colman Brohan Davis

COMERCIO ELECTRONICO

CommerceHub

CommercialWaterDistributing.com

Commission Junction

Comosoft, Inc.

Compario SA

Competitive Computing

CompNation

Computer Brain

Concepts & Design Studio, Inc.

Conde Nast

Conormara Investments, LLC

Converge Direct

Conversys, Inc.

Cooking.com

Cooper & Clement, Inc.

Coors And Company

Copper Daisy Company, Inc.

Core Health Innovations

Coremetrics, Inc.

Cotendo

Covario

Crafts, Etc!

CRE Secure Payments, LLC

Creative Automation

Creative Direct Marketing

Creative Fulfillment Solutions

Criteo

CRM Metrix, Inc.

CrossView

CSS Corporation

CubWorld.com

Cybage

Cynergy Data

D.M.Insite

Dart Entities

Dartmouth Capital

Datamatics Global Services, Ltd.

DaySpring

Daystar Data Group, Inc

DCL

DCM

DealsDirect

Dealtree, a Best Buy Brand

DecisionStep, Inc.

Defined Logistics Services

Deluxe Corporation

Demandware

Dematic Corp

DeviceAnywhere

DHL Global Mail

DiCentral

Digby

DiJiPOP

Direct Response Technologies

DirectTrack

dirtcheapLNG.com

Discount Ramps

Discoverhelp, Inc.

DMNews

Doba

Dollar Tree, Inc.

Domino's Pizza

Dr. Jay's

Dreamway Trading, LLC

Drugstore.com

DSW, Inc

Dungarees

Dynamex, Inc.

eAccountableOPM

Early-Pregnancy-Tests.com

EasyAsk

eBay

eBrands, Inc.

eBridge Software

eBulb, Inc.

E-Business Express

EC Weickert, Inc

eComegy

Ecommerce School

Ecommerce Superstores

e-Connector

ecWorld Enterprises, Inc.

Edge.BI

Edgecast Networks

Edison Venture Fund

EDL Consulting (CloudCraze)

eHealth, Inc.

eHealthInsurance

Elbrus Consulting

ELC Online

Elite SEM, Inc.

Ellsworth Corporation

eMarketer

eMarketing Learning Center

EmbroideryDesigns.com

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Endeca

Endeca Technologies

Engaged Nation

Entertainment Publications, LLC

EPI Marketing Services

Escalate, Inc

E-Shops, Inc.

eSSENTIAL Accessibility Inc.

EstarOnline Limited

Estee Lauder

Etail Solutions, LLC

Euro-Pro

eWayDirect

ExactTarget, Inc.

Experian Hitwise

ExpertSender.com

Eyeglasses123

Facilitywebsource.com

FactoryOutletStore

Family Direct, Inc.

Fantasy Diamond

Fanzz Sports Apparel

Fashion Imex LLC

Fauntleroy Supply, Inc.

Federated Department Stores, Inc.

FedEx

FedEx Services

Fellowes Incorporated

Fence Supply, Inc.

Fetch! Creative Marketing

FetchBack

Fibre Glast Developments

FiftyOne Global Ecommerce

FindAPro.com

FindWAtt

First Data

First Flight Solutions

FIS Global

FitForCommerce

Flashecom, Inc.

FLOR

Flowers.ca, Inc.

Fluid, Inc.

Follett Higher Education Group

FontanaSports.com

Footlocker.com, Inc.

Fort Western Stores

Fortune Wigs, Inc.

Fortune3, Inc.

Foster-Stephens, Inc.

FragranceNet.com

FragranceX.com, Inc.

Frank's Great Outdoors

FreeShipping.com

Freightquote.com

Fresh Force International

FreshAddress

FromTheFarm.com

Fry, Inc.

FSA Logistics

Funding Universe

FunSpot

Fusion-io

G&L Clothing

G. William Miller & Co., Inc.

Gemvara

GENCO Marketplace

General Motors

Giant Tiger

GiftOasis, LLC

GiftsForYouNow.com

Gigya

Global Infomercial Services

Global Response

Globalization Partners International

GoDataFeed

GoGreenSolar.com

Gomez, Inc.

Google

Gopher Sport

GovGroup

Gproxy Design, Inc.

Gravity Defyer

Greater Louisville, Inc.

Gregory FCA

Grid Connect

GSI Commerce

gThankYou, LLC

GTJD Enterprise

Guidance

HaberVision, LLC

Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC

Harland Clarke

Harley-Davidson

Harmony Ventures

Harvey Norman

Hayneedle

HeadRoom Corporation

Headsets.com

Health Care Logistics

Health International, Inc.

HEALTHandMED.com

Heartland America

Heels.com

Higher Gear

Home Hardware / Home Furniture Stores

House of Brides

Housing Capital Company

IAM ENTERPRISES, LLC

i-Behavior

IBM

Ice.com

Iciniti Corporation

iContact

Ideosity, Inc.

iGo, Inc.

Iksula Services Pvt, Ltd

Impak Retail Packaging

Inceptor

iNetVideo.com

Infinity Resources Inc. DeepDiscount.com

Infogroup

Infogroup Interactive

Infopia

Informa

Infusion E-Business

InMarkit

Innovative Contact Solutions

Insource Spend Management Group

Inspire Technologies

Interactive Business Systems

Interlink

Internap

International E-Z UP, Inc.

Internet Retail Solution, Ltd.

Internet Retailer

Internet Retailing

Interpro Translation Solutions

Invesp Conversion Optimization

iPerceptions Inc.

Iron Pony Motorsports

J & J Commerce, Inc.

J&P Cycles

Janus Capital Group

JCB International Credit Card Co., LTD

Jeppesen, Boeing Company

JetPay

Jildor Shoes Inc

JMI Equity

John Kringas Photography

Johnson & Johnson

Just Health Shops

Kalan Test Prep

Kampyle Ltd.

KegWorks

Kenco Logistic Services

Kenshoo, Inc.

K-Log, Inc.

Koeppel Direct

Kohls

Kool Krowd Ventures

Koongah

Kount Inc.

KPIT Infosystems, Inc.

Kryptonite Kollectibles, Inc.

KSC Kreate

Lagarde

Lagasse Sweet, Inc.

Lawson Products, Inc.

Lazard Middle Market

Legendary Whitetails

Leonisa

Lesportsac

Level(3) Communications

Lexar Media/Crucial Technology

Lids

Linkstar Interactive

LiquidPixels, Inc.

Listrak

Lobster Gram

LocalPages

Lokion Interactive

Longview Capital

Lorman Education

Lyons Consulting Group

M&J Trimming

MACH Software

MAETVA

Magellan Solutions Outsourcing, Inc.

Magico.ie

Magid Glove & Safety

MailExpress, Inc.

Manna Distribution Services

Mardel

Market Warehouse, Inc.

Marketing Support Network

Marketing-that-Delivers.com

MarketLive

Marketpath, Inc.

Mars Direct

Mars IS

Mason Companies, Inc.

Materialogic

MATHON

MBM Company, Inc./Limoges Jewelry

McAfee

McCombs-University of Texas

McNally Partners

MeadWestvaco

Meijer.com

Memolink.com

Mercantila

Mercent

Merchant e-Solutions

MerchantAdvantage, LLC

MerchantAdvantage.com

MeritDirect

Merrill Lynch

Messenger For You

Metropark

Microsoft

Miles Kimball

Milos America, Inc.

Milos S.R.O.

Minton Jones Company

Mix Commerce

MJR International, Inc.

Mobile Media Solutions, Inc.

Mobius Knowledge Service

Moneta Corporation

Moonjee Corporation

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

Motif, Inc.

MSI Worldwide Mail

MTD Products, Inc.

MultiAd

Murals Your Way

Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply

Musicnotes, Inc.

MWP Industrial Supply

My Glass Slipper

My Store Solutions

MyBuys

MyCart.net

MyCoupons.com

Nambe, LLC

National Packaging

National Pen Company

National Trailer Supply

NationwideSafes.com

Navarre Distribution Services

Nebraska Furniture Mart

Net Health Shops, LLC

Network Solutions, LLC

Network.tc

NetWorld Alliance

Neustar

New World Ventures

Newark

Newbury Comics, Inc.

Newgistics, Inc.

NextDayFlyers.com

Nexvu APM, LLC

Niche Retail

Nike, Inc.

Northern Reflections

NRG Software

Nvitations.com

Oberry Capital

Offers.com

Old Time Candy Company

OMEGA Processing Solutions, LLC

Omni Works, Inc.

OmniONE USA, Inc.

Omniture An Adobe Company

Onestop Internet

OnFair, Inc.

OnlineStores.com

OpinionLab, Inc.

Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, LLP

Optaros, Inc.

Optiem, LLC

Orckestra

OrderDynamics Corp.

OrderMotion, Inc.

ORECK

OrganizeIt.com

Origo

Our World Shops, Inc.

Our365

Overstock.com

Ozone Billiards

Packsize

Panador Hats

Panasonic

Panel Processing, Inc

Partners Marketing Group

PayLeap

PayNearMe

Peapod

Pepperjam Network

Performance, Inc.

Permuto, Inc.

PersonalizationMall.com

Photoscramble.com

Pilot Freight Services

PIP

PIP Insurance

Pixazza

PK Safety Supply

Planet Payment, Inc.

PM Digital

Porters

Post Central, Inc.

PowerReviews

PreCharge Risk Management Solutions

Premier Sheep Supplies, Ltd

Price Network

Prime Communications, LP

Prime Source Direct, Inc.

ProFill Holdings / wearport.com

ProMax Commerce

Pure Fishing

QCSS, Inc.

Qoof

Quality Auto Parts

Quill.com

R.W. Smith & Co.

Rackspace Hosting

Radio Systems

RAMEL COMMUNICATION

Randolph & Associates

RatePoint

RaveFloors.com

RC Bigelow

Readers Digest - Milwaukee

ReadingGlasses.com

Redcats USA

RenewLife Formulas

Retail Brand Strategies International, LLC

Retail Decisions

Retail Spokes

RetailConnections

RevGenetics

Revman International

Rimm-Kaufman Group

Rise Interactive

Roberts Arts and Crafts

Robo-Mail.com

RockBottomGolf.com

Rocket Clicks

Rockett Interactive

Rockler Companies

ROI Revolution, Inc.

Royal AV

RSM McGladrey

S&S Worldwide

Sally Beauty Supply

Santa's Letters and Gifts

SBDC at Wright State University

SC Johnson

Scentiments

Schawk Digital Solutions

SeaBear Company

Searchandise Commerce

SearchSpring

Sears Holdings

Sell Back Your Book

SellPoint

Sentier Strategic Resources

SEOwhat.com, Inc.

Shambhala Publications

ShareASale

SharkStores

Shindigz

Shop Big Now, LLC

Shop The Gift Basket Store

ShopIgniter

Shoplet.com

ShopNational.com

ShopNBC

Shore Power, Inc.

Show Data Solutions

Silver Jeans

Sitebrand

Sitecore

SkinCareRx.com

SKO Brenner American

Skybridge Marketing Group

SLI Systems

Snackable Media

Snipi, Inc.

Sobongo

Social Amp

SoftwareMedia.com

Solid Cactus Web.Com

Specialty Store Services

SPECTRUM ALLIANCE

SPEED FC

SpeedTax

SpellChecker.net

Sportsman's Market, Inc.

Sprinkler Warehouse

Statlistics

Steel House Media

STELLAService

Sterling, Inc.

StickerYou, Inc.

Straight North

Strapworks

Stuart Weitzman

StyleFeeder (Division of Time, Inc.)

StylePath

Summit Partners

Summit Sports Inc

Sun & Ski Sports

SundaySky, Inc.

Superb Internet

Supplies Network

Susquehanna

Swanson Health Products

Sylvane

T4G Limited

Tabcom LLC fka PetsUnited, LLC

TAM Retail

Target Marketing Group

TBD Media, LLC

Teamcolours.com.au

Teavana

Techmedia

Technology Access TV

TeleSign Corporation

Tension Packaging

Textrix Solutions

Thanx Gifts

The Ben Silver Corporation

The Boeing Company

The Bradford Group

The Chair Factory LTD

The Connection - Call Center

The Custom Company

The DelFin Project, Inc.

The Douglas Stewart Company

The Eastwood Company

The Felt Store

The Garden Gate

The Home Depot

The Leading Hotels of the World

The Occasions Group

The Pampered Chef

The Pond Guy

The Reunion Group, Inc.

The Revere Group, LTD/NTT Data

The Sportsman's Guide, Inc.

The SWI Group

TheNile.com.au

ThighGlider

Things Remembered, Inc.

Think Big Partners

Thompson & Co of Tampa, Inc.

Thomson Reuters

Tom's Foreign Auto Parts

Tonerworld.com

Top Right, Inc.

Total Wine & More

Trademark Global

Transcend People, Limited

TravelSmith

Treadmill Doctor

Trinity Road, LLC

Triton Web Properties, Inc.

True Value Company

TSI Accessory Group

Tuol

TurnTo Networks

Two Little Hands Productions

U.S. Sentate

Ugam Interactive

Uline

Unbeatablesale

Under Armour

United Fulfillment Solutions, Inc.

United Shipping Solutions

United States Postal Service

United Stationers

University Cooperative Society

U-PIC Insurance Services

UPS

USA 800, Inc.

Usablenet

USI Technologies

Uxer Design

V3RGE

Vans

VantageAmerica Solutions, Inc.

VaxServe

VaxServe / sanofi pasteur

Venda

Ventura Web Design

Verbatim Americas, LLC

Verifi, Inc.

VeriShow.com

VeriSign

Vero Entertainment, Inc.

Vertical Rail

Vertical Web Media

Veruta

Victoria's Secret Direct

Virid, Inc.

Visa, Inc.

Visiture

Vitacost

Wakefern Food Corp

Walgreen Co

Walker Sands

Walt Disney Theme Parks E-Commerce & Analytics

Waters Corporation

Wave Rave

Web Stores America, Inc.

Web Stores and More

Web Vision Centers

Webgains USA

WebmasterRadio

WEBS - America's Yarn Store

Website Magazine

Weil Lifestyle, LLC

Weissman Designs for Dance / Dancewear Solutions

West Music Company

Westminster Bookstore

White Flower Farm

Wiland Direct

Wildlife Works Retail, Inc.

WinBuyer, Ltd.

WineAccess

Wipro Technologies

Wisconsinmade.com

WizSupportUSA.com

WMI Shops

Women's Wear Daily

Woodfield Media Inc

Woot Wholesale, LLC

World Food Programme

WORLDWIDE SPORT SUPPLY

WPSAntennas.com

WWD

Yahoo!

YourAmigo

Zensah

Z-Firm, LLC / ShipRush

Zoovy, Inc.