Gabon Resists Latest Dotcom Venture, But New Zealand Seems OK To Mega

By November 13, 2012 Disputes No Comments

It keeps a lot to keep Kim Dotcom down. Accused of facilitating online piracy through his venture Megaupload and fighting extradition to the United States, the German now residing in New Zealand has had a minor hiccup with his latest file sharing venture.

Dotcom announced last week his latest venture would be using the domain name, utilising the Gabon ccTLD. However the African nation’s government has suspended the domain name, which Dotcom claims is due to pressure from the US government, and he will now use the domain name, “powered by legality and protected by the law,” he tweeted.

In hyping the new website, Dotcom said be “bigger, better, faster, stronger and safer” and “will change the world” when it is fully operational, which he plans for it to be on the anniversary of his arrest in January.

Dotcom also believes the new service will comply with relevant laws, although he is avoiding any registrars or webhosts based in the US.

The new service is being touted as encrypting and decrypting “data transparently in your browser , on the fly. You hold the keys to what you store in the cloud, not us.”

Mega is looking for hosting partners, API partners and investors, the latter to enable Mega to be provided “free of charge for as long as possible.”