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

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...]

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

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

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...]