MegaUpload redo is shut down even before debut

From CNET:

We won’t find the MegaUpload-replacement service anytime soon at

Kim DotCom, founder of MegaUpload, the cloud storage service accused in an indictment by the United States of being a pirate site and criminal enterprise, said last week that he would launch a new cloud-storage service in January designed to protect it from U.S. law enforcement. DotCom and MegaUpload have denied any wrongdoing.

As part of its defenses, the new site would use the Gabon-based domain .ga instead of the .com domain, DotCom announced. Not so fast, said Blaise Louembe, Gabon’s communications minister.

According to the New Zealand publication,, Louembe has instructed that be suspended and said the small West African nation “cannot serve as a platform or screen for committing acts aimed at violating copyrights, nor be used by unscrupulous people.”

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