Zynga likes to buy unlikely domain names, and social gaming is expected to be a billion-dollar business in 2011

Warstorm

MafiaWars.com, Cityville.com, Rewardville.com, Warstorm.com, YoVille.com:  As reported by Leena Rao of TechCrunch, social gaming is expected to be a billion-dollar business this year.  And those businesses that are getting into the social gaming market will be looking for domain names.  As they … [Read more...]

Cityville app is oh-so-close to 100 million monthly active users (Domain bought for only $38,000)

Cityville by Zynga

Cityville, the popular social game developed by Zynga, is very close to reaching 100 million monthly active users.  According to the latest stats from application trends and metrics tracker Appdata, Cityville has reached 98,798,539 monthly active users and is set to be the first game in history … [Read more...]

Elliot’s Blog, Fusible, get credit from AOL’s Games.com for breaking, then confirming Zynga Rewardville story

AOL Games

The bigger technology sites and mainstream blogs often take credit for breaking news stories, even though some of those news stories are on occasion reported by bloggers first.  That's not the case with a recent breaking story that appeared on Domaining.com yesterday, in which Elliot Silver asked … [Read more...]

Predictions on the next Facebook game title by Zynga

facebook games

With Zynga's latest Facebook game Cityville topping the charts as the most popular Facebook game in 2010, I thought I'd offer up a few predictions on Zynga's next blockbuster game title in 2011.  With Cityville, Farmville, and Frontierville numbering daily users in the millions, one can only guess … [Read more...]

$38,000 domain sold in June at Moniker, now the most popular Facebook application

cityville

After selling for $38,225 in June at Moniker, CityVille is now bigger than FarmVille, Mashable is reporting.   Referring to the latest statistics provided by Appdata, a site that tracks Facebook application metrics, Cityville surpassed Farmville and the Facebook game now has nearly 17 million … [Read more...]

Cityville at 6MM daily users in 8 days: It’s the kind of thing that makes some domain sellers kick themselves

cityville

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 … [Read more...]