Project repository not recognized

I’m trying to set up npm deploy for another project. It appears something about this project is not being recognized by the api. Perhaps it is the period in the name?

merge-package.json kselden$ travis setup npm
repository not known to kellyselden/merge-package.json

but if I run it on another one of my projects

rfc6902-ordered kselden$ travis setup npm
Detected repository as kellyselden/rfc6902-ordered, is this correct? |yes|

The solution was travis setup npm -r kellyselden/merge-package%2Ejson --org