Top 10 Stories of 2011: #1 New Microsoft social networking service discovered

The absolute biggest story of 2011 here on Fusible was the discovery of Microsoft's new social network, which is now officially called So.cl (pronounced "social"). The article racked up some nice social media statistics for a smaller tech news blog: over 600 tweets, nearly 500 Facebook Likes, and … [Read more...]

Top 10 Stories of 2011: #2 Activision battles for ModernWarfare3.com domain

Activision won rights to the domain ModernWarfare3.com in early September, bringing a saga that dragged on for months to a close. My coverage of the whole affair from beginning to end drew thousands of thousands of page views, along with mentions from nearly every major video gaming news site and … [Read more...]

Top 10 Stories of 2011: #5 Salesforce revealed as $2.6MM social.com buyer

The biggest domain sale of 2011, with a price tag of $2.6 million, was social.com.  The domain sold in June and was co-brokered by Marksmen's Cyntia King and Moniker.com's John Mauriello. As to who purchased the domain name remained a mystery, that is until I broke the story that the buyer was … [Read more...]

Top 10 Stories of 2011: #6 Speculating on the next Kindle to be released by Amazon

When Amazon began slashing prices on its refurbished Kindle 3 models, tech sites began speculating that Amazon would release a new Kindle.  That's when I started paying more attention to Kindle related domain names, as I quickly found out readers eat this type of news up. My first big story days … [Read more...]

Top 10 Stories of 2011: #7 How to get a Twitter username that is already taken

More people have been warming to Twitter over the past year, but when they go to sign up for an account, they often find the Twitter username they want (much like a domain name) is already taken.  The number seven story in this year's Top 10 is How to get a Twitter username, that's already … [Read more...]

Top 10 Stories of 2011: #9 Sony confirms next James Bond title will be Skyfall

Number 9 in this year's Top 10 stories is the story of the upcoming James Bond film Skyfall, which will land in theaters in November 2012. On October 3, more than a dozen domain names having to do with Skyfall were registered.  Though privately registered initially using DNStination Inc., what … [Read more...]

Top 10 Stories of 2011: #10 Rainbow 6 Patriots revealed by domain registrations

Several of this year's Top 10 stories here on Fusible have to do with video gaming.  So it's no surprise that the story of Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Patriots is number ten on the list.  After noticing that Ubisoft registered eight different domain names on October 27, like … [Read more...]