Breaking: No longer speculation, Zynga launches Rewardville Beta

You read it here first.  After days of speculation as to what Zynga's plans were for the domain name Rewardville.com and even a mention on AOL's Games.com for confirming the rumor, Zynga minutes ago unveiled its Beta site for Rewardville. Although no official announcements have been made, Zynga … [Read more...]

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...]

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

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...]

Proof that Zynga has plans for Rewardville: Trademark application filed in Europe

Rumor over on Elliot's Blog is that Zynga, the popular social game development company, purchased the domain name Rewardville.com, possibly for a rewards program that was announced back in late November in a Zynga  Press Release. Being a big fan of Zynga, I did a little digging on the name … [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...]