MegaUpload to launch as after was seized will now become after was seized by the Gabonese government.

Published Mon, Nov 12 2012 3:32 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:26 PM CST

Kim Dotcom is quite the public figure after the police raid of his mansion in January, and the subsequent legal battle. He refuses to keep a low profile, and instead has done nearly everything he can to stay in the public's eye. This includes starting up a new MegaUpload successor, originally planned to be at

MegaUpload to launch as after was seized |

The Gabonese government, owners of the .ga web extension, seized control of that domain name citing concerns that it might be sponsoring piracy. Never fear, though, as Kim Dotcom has a backup plan, or several. Instead of, the new file locker service will have to use, a name that isn't quite as catchy.

Still, it's not going to stop the new MegaUpload from being a smashing success. And this new version of MegaUpload should be much more impervious to legal attacks--and physical attacks--due to the way Kim Dotcom is designing the system. All files will be encrypted by the user upon upload, so Dotcom can rest safely in the Safe Harbor provision of the DMCA.


Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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