Your favorite rapper’s favorite file sharing website is going to relaunch as soon as 2013, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom announced today.
The site, simply called Mega, is going to be a rebirth of a website
that once recorded 50 million unique visitors in a day as recently as
Earlier this year, US investigators in conjunction with New
Zealand police raided Kim Dotcom’s mansion and servers. The raid
happened on January 19, 2011, so Dotcom figures January 19 2012 is a
perfect time to relaunch the site.
Apparently, according to Dotcom, the coding is almsot done and the
servers have been ordered. However, if you’re hoping to get your old
files back, that’s not going to happen. Mega will be a fresh new site.
What’s interesting is that Dotcom is touting more than simple file
sharing, with an API for his new venture and potential VoIP and video
As of now, we don’t know what the domain name will be. I’m guessing
it won’t be a .com address though, considering Dotcom’s troubles with
the United States government. Dude should change his name.