Wouldn't hurt, IMO, if FDev did try and forge some official link with sites like INARA, IDDB, Coriolis & EDSM etc.
A million dollars might be a bit excessive but I wouldn't be surprised if the people behind those sites would be satisfied with free stuff from the store, in return for their resources getting tied into the game somehow.
The EDDB and INARA sites are integral to my E|D play. INARA, with the easy to manage update tool, makes keeping my Engineering mats and access organized. I would likely be flying sans engineering without this site.
Plus I love INARA's 'Commander' summary page. One stop shopping for all of my E|D gazing.
The one thing I would like FD to do, is to make using web based tools like EDDB and INARA more integrated into the game. A built-in web browser, sort of how the Station Services overlay looks, would do the trick.