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Activision secures Black Ops 2 domain

Is a direct sequel on the way?

Activision has finally got its hands on the domain for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, sparking speculation that this year's entry in the franchise could be a sequel from Treyarch.

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The domain was first privately registered in May 2010 using Go Daddy's Domains by Proxy service, but it is now attached to MarkMonitor, a brand protection company used by Activision, along with a number of other Fortune 100 companies.

Last year, Activision registered Black Ops domains right up to BlackOps6.com, with the exception of blackops2.com, which it was unable to secure until now.

Although Activision and Treyarch haven't officially confirmed that a sequel to Black Ops is in development, given the success of the 2010 original, it would be no surprise to see a follow-up launched later this year.

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Google has revealed that Black Ops was the most searched for gaming term in 2011, ahead of Call of Duty and Modern Warfare 3.

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