The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the international body coordinating the names and numbers that run the Web, has issued a list of proposed generic top-level domains (gTLDs) facing objections.
The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. Another six-figure sale leads our latest Top 20 Chart and many of the names on the elite list come from deals no one has reported before now. Several were part of a $152,000 transaction involving a group of 3-digit numerical domains.
Superannuation has spotted a series of domain names registered by Activision , for variations on the names “Call of Duty: Future Warfare,” “Advanced Warfare,” “Secret Warfare” and “Space Warfare,” as well as those same names with “2” and “3” appended to the end. These don’t all necessarily refer to future Call of Duty games.
Well, not exactly, not yet at least. What I meant to say is my first domain name under contract that should sell for $1mil plus.
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood? Driver SF? Ubisoft has registered domain names for Assassin’s Creed and Driver that may point to the names of upcoming instalments. Superannuation (thanks VG247) gets the spotter’s badge for noticing driversanfransicsogame.com and assassinscreedbrotherhood.com in the Whois database of domain names
Google is making nearly $500 million per year with ads that appear on Web pages with names that are very similar to the names of major corporations, researchers at Harvard estimate.