AOL Finds An Obvious Use For A World Of Warcraft Social Network

« The domain name has laid dormant since at least 1998, when it was acquired by AOL along with other assets of Compuserve. The domain has been coveted by a number of AOL business units over the years, though. At one point there was a discussion of it being used to house the netscape social news assets (they eventually settled on

If our source is correct, a decision has been made as to the long term use of It has been transferred to the AOL Games group and is currently being turned into a – you guessed it – World of Warcraft social network.

That makes a lot of sense, given that the first thing that comes to mind for millions of people when they hear wow is the ubiquitous online role playing game. Apart from selling the domain to Blizzard (which owns World of Warcraft), turning it into a World of Warcraft related site is the most obvious way to leverage the random traffic it must receive from people looking for the game. Just don’t think too hard about the fact that World of Warcraft is already a social network. »

Source TechCrunch

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