Black Ops 2 domain secured by Activision

Fresh speculation on a possible follow-up to 2010’s Call of Duty: Black Ops has surfaced this week, after it has emerged that Activision has got its paws on the domain for Black Ops 2.

Originally registered in May 2010 using Go Daddy’s Domains by Proxy service, the domain is now attached to a brand protection company used by Activision by the name of MarkMonitor.

The publishing giant last year registered domains all the way up to, though hasn’t been able to secure the domain for Black Ops 2 until now.

Black Ops was developed by Treyarch, who swaps Call of Duty development duties with series creator Infinity Ward. Last year’s Modern Warfare 3 was handled by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games, so it could very well be Treyarch’s turn again this year.

The original Black Ops was a massive success for the publisher, and considering the Modern Warfare brand has to date received two sequels, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see a follow-up at some point.