Company scores just six points in evaluation.
GMO Registry has lost is Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) for the .Shop top level domain name.
The company scored 6 points out of a possible 16 on its CPE, falling well short of the 14 required.
It scored no points for Community Establishment and Nexus. It picked up a handful for registration policies because of some basic registration restrictions. It also scored some on Community Endorsement, mostly because there was no opposition.
The decision is available here (pdf).
There’s still a pending CPE for .Shop filed by applicant Commercial Connect LLC. It should also fail, but stranger decisions have been made in the top level domain program.
I understand GMO (I think that’s a horrible name with its affiliation to “mutant” plants, but I digress) wants to restrict .shop to actual commercial sellers and they don’t want to pay a lot of money for something so broadly useful, but to claim that all licensed stores (not legally unlicensed stores) constitute a “community” is just plain silly.