Activision Now Owns BlackOps2.com

Activision Now Owns BlackOps2.com


A while back, Activision went a little crazy registering .com domains for potential Call of Duty sequels. They actually acquired all of the domains for any sequels up through Modern Warfare 6 and Black Ops 6, but BlackOps2.com was suspiciously missing from the group. As it turns out, an undisclosed buyer had secured the domain shortly after Black Ops was released in 2010.

Well it seems that Activision has finally remedied the situation, because the ownership rights for BlackOps2.com have been transferred over to MarkMonitor, an Internet brand protection company subcontracted by Activision.

Now before we all start getting excited about an upcoming Black Ops sequel, we need to remember that just because Activision has registered a domain doesn’t mean that there are necessarily any plans for a sequel. Sure, the developer has confirmed that they’re planning to release another CoD title this year, but there’s no word on which franchise the game will belong to.

However, it wouldn’t be surprising if Black Ops 2 were in the works. Yesterday, Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb released a chart, which showed off the most popular Xbox Live games in 2011, and Black Ops topped the list. In fact, the top three titles on the list were all Call of Duty titles. Here’s the breakdown:

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
4. Halo: Reach
5. Battlefield 3
6. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
7. Gears of War 3
8.FIFA 12
9.FIFA 11
10. Madden NFL 12

By Josh Engen

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