Megaupload's New Website Has Already Been Shut Down

Kim Dotcom has been hyping up Megaupload's new website Mega for so long that it seemed like a given that the file sharing site would come back bigger and badder. But it doesn't look likely because has already been shut down by Gabon, a small country in Africa that controls the .ga domain.

According to, Blaise Louembe, communications minister for Gabon, says:

Communications Minister Blaise Louembe has reportedly said he had given an instruction for to be "suspended" and that Gabon "cannot serve as a platform or screen for committing acts aimed at violating copyrights, nor be used by unscrupulous people".

Kim Dotcom, ever the obstacle crusher, says they have backup domains to use so it's not a cause for concern. Guess it can't be cleverly named anymore though! [ via CNET]

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