Kim Dotcom’s Mega Goes Live as Demand Causes Issues

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Big demand for Megaupload’s successor is causing some tech trouble.

“Mega”, a new bitTorrent site from Kim Dotcom was launched Sunday following continued controversy over Megauploa’s shutdown early last year.

Federal U.S. authorities have accused Dotcom of online piracy and are seeking his extradition from New Zealand to face charges.

The new website though, offers file sharing along with cloud storage. Dotcom, meanwhile, has defended everything he’s done as legal. “This site is just as legitimate and has the right to exist as Dropbox, Boxnet and other competitors,” Dotcom previous remarked in a BBC report.

Following Mega’s launch, large demand did cause some issues with the AP reporting server problems were at stake.

“We are working 24/7 and expect normal operations within 48 hours,” Dotcom said via his Twitter on Monday. He later remarked, “We are making good progress. Adding servers & fixing bugs. It should not be long until you can enjoy #Mega without hiccups.” Mega is already the largest domain hosted via, according to its founder.