You may remember the story I wrote back in November about Zynga ready to break ground with its biggest social game yet: Cityville.
Well, today TechCrunch is reporting that Cityville, Zynga’s newest game is already at 6,000,000 daily users in just 8 days.
In early November when I wrote about Ville-domains, Cityville.com was parked. The domain name had been purchased at Moniker in June for $38,225.
Less than a week later after the story ran, Zynga revealed it had plans for another Facebook game and an “Under Construction” page went online.
Now, just 8 days into its launch, the domain name Cityville.com which now re-directs to its application page on Facebook, is the fastest-growing game in Zynga’s history.
Do domain name sellers (like the seller of Cityville.com) kick themselves when they see this type of success?
Probably not, considering the seller got a $38,000 pay day for a name that probably only cost registration. But you have to believe there is some level of regret, wondering if they had just held out a little longer what could’ve been.
In the last few weeks since my story on Ville domains ran, there have been a couple notable sales.
Dreamville.com sold at Sedo for $5,000 on Nov. 15 and SongVille.com sold for $550 a week later.
Neither name is registered to IP Cybercrime LLC, the company who is the registrant of Cityville.com. IPCybercrime LLC’s slogan is “Your Guys for Undercover Buys”.