Kim Dotcom Teases the Mega Relaunch with the Domain

Back in August, Kim Dotcom was spotted talking about revenge for the intimidation that the police had caused him. He tweeted about his plans for a comeback of Megaupload. Soon thereafter, there were talks of a mega plan for a relaunch of Megaupload that would be secured with encryption and now, Kim Dotcom has teased a revamped Mega website with the final launch to happen on 19 January 2013.

Currently, redirects to , which looks quite interesting. It promises of a better Megaupload, which will be harder to take down for the Government, and explains this as,

In the past, securely storing and transferring confidential information required the installation of dedicated software. The new Mega encrypts and decrypts your data transparently in your browser, on the fly. You hold the keys to what you store in the cloud, not us.


The date of 19 January has significance, as Dotcom was arrested and his beloved Megaupload shutdown on 19 January this year. This makes 19 January the one-year anniversary of his arrest. Dotcom has the domain in place, but he is reportedly looking for a hosting provider, which is located outside the US.  This will save the content and the website from DMCA.

Besides Megaupload, Dotcom also launched a music service called MegaBox, back in July. Dotcom is having a busy after his arrest, and perhaps this arrest has provided his Megaupload business the much needed reboot.

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Chinmoy Kanjilal

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