Thursday, November 8th 2012

Me.ga Shutdown Even Before Debut

Following the mega MegaUpload drama, its head Kim Dotcom decided to start its successor, named Mega (with the URL me.ga), registered with the internet TLD .ga for the West African nation Gabon. Following Dotcom's announcement and domain name registration, the URL gained large traffic, but ahead of its debut, the URL has been suspended by people behind the TLD, the Gabon Ministry of Telecommunications. Its minister Blaise Louembe said in a statement, that his country "cannot serve as a platform or screen for committing acts aimed at violating copyrights, nor be used by unscrupulous people." Dotcom's attorney told the press that launch of Mega is on-track, but could feature a different URL.

Source: Tom's Hardware
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27 Comments on Me.ga Shutdown Even Before Debut

#2
syeef
lol. But what about rapidshare? they bribed the feds or something?
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#3
NC37
An African nation actually adhering to copyright laws? Right...next you'll be telling me China is the center of innovation. Wonder who dropped a stack of bills in Gabon to shut it down.

Do wonder why persist with the "Mega" name. Do something different. Write it backwards if you have to. Agem! There you go! No government in existence is gonna be smart enough to figure that out :D
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: NC37
An African nation actually adhering to copyright laws? Right...next you'll be telling me China is the center of innovation. Wonder who dropped a stack of bills in Gabon to shut it down.
It must have just taken a phone call from US consulate in Gabon.
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#5
RejZoR
Africa, the mecca for abiding laws. Wait, what?

Why doesn't he register "www.dot.com" ?I mean, he is dot.com isn't he?
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: RejZoR
Africa, the mecca for abiding laws. Wait, what?

Why doesn't he register "www.dot.com" ?I mean, he is dot.com isn't he?
Because US government has control over *.com TLD. Any .com domain can be suspended by the US government.
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#7
1d10t
I believe Kim now move to Andorra and would change to MEGAUPLO.AD
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#8
3870x2
Do they know what an Internet is?
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#9
Shihabyooo
by: 3870x2
Do they know what an Internet is?
You'd be surprised.
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TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: btarunr
Because US government has control over *.com TLD. Any .com domain can be suspended by the US government.
Not for long. The US is turning over control to the UN by years end........yeah so Iran and company will now have control over what you see. Have fun!
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
what about failu.re ... the people of Reunion will take him i bet. of course they would have to go through france first.
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#12
SaltyFish
I think the biggest problem is that there aren't many countries who can't be intimidated by the US but are not just as unscrupulous themselves (Russia and China being the obvious examples here). Maybe that country that SlySoft went to would be okay...


by: TheMailMan78
Not for long. The US is turning over control to the UN by years end........yeah so Iran and company will now have control over what you see. Have fun!
Works both ways... Canada, Japan, Spain (anyone else remember the football debacle?), and everyone else would be free from US control. Besides, any country restricting internet doesn't need to do it by TLD control.
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TheMailMan78
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by: SaltyFish
I think the biggest problem is that there aren't many countries who can't be intimidated by the US but are not just as unscrupulous themselves (Russia and China being the obvious examples here). Maybe that country that SlySoft went to would be okay...




Works both ways... Canada, Japan, Spain (anyone else remember the football debacle?), and everyone else would be free from US control. Besides, any country restricting internet doesn't need to do it by TLD control.
Yeah but its China and Russia and two hard core Muslim nations that are demanding it. The US turned it down once. But its back in the works now. If you think the US is bad at censorship.....you aint seen nothing yet.
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SaltyFish
by: TheMailMan78
Yeah but its China and Russia and two hard core Muslim nations that are demanding it. The US turned it down once. But its back in the works now. If you think the US is bad at censorship.....you aint seen nothing yet.
Doesn't really mean much. The .COM domain getting numerous masters instead of one doesn't change the fact it stopped being a nice TLD a while ago. Sites have been moving from the horrors of .COM to country specific TLDs to protect themselves.
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#15
syeef
by: TheMailMan78
Yeah but its China and Russia and two hard core Muslim nations that are demanding it. The US turned it down once. But its back in the works now. If you think the US is bad at censorship.....you aint seen nothing yet.
I am Muslim living in a Muslim nation :)
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TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: syeef
I am Muslim living in a Muslim nation :)
Bangladesh is not Uzbekistan or Iran my friend. Different animal all together. :toast:
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#17
Prima.Vera
by: syeef
I am Muslim living in a Muslim nation :)
I am an atheist living in a Christian, Muslim, Hebrew, Buddhist nation. :toast:
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#18
RejZoR
by: TheMailMan78
Not for long. The US is turning over control to the UN by years end........yeah so Iran and company will now have control over what you see. Have fun!
Damn, it seems i was living in delusion that .com means .communism hm hm...
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TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: RejZoR
Damn, it seems i was living in delusion that .com means .communism hm hm...
There is nothing stopping any nation from creating a free and open alternative.
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#20
Hilux SSRG
by: TheMailMan78
Yeah but its China and Russia and two hard core Muslim nations that are demanding it. The US turned it down once. But its back in the works now. If you think the US is bad at censorship.....you aint seen nothing yet.
I don't see the US giving it up to the UN. We all know how the UN runs things. :wtf:
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#21
WhiteLotus
All the US sites will just change to .us. If that doesn't exist already it will soon.
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#22
syeef
by: TheMailMan78
Different animal all together.
Sorry I don't see it.... I am not a racist my friend :). And I support the modern Persian Empire.

Back to the topic, I want to know about Rapidshare. They bribed the feds or something? I mean they are involved in the same business as Megaupload, they too host illegal files only less.
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#23
WaroDaBeast
by: Easy Rhino
what about failu.re ... the people of Reunion will take him i bet. of course they would have to go through france first.
Actually, that'd be great! We'd get a lot more publicity, which would be good since we don't have as many tourists as we'd like to. (Come on, you know you wanna chew on that sugar cane and drink coconut water at the same time!)
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#24
Chevalr1c
by: WhiteLotus
All the US sites will just change to .us. If that doesn't exist already it will soon.
I once or twice visited a Dutch site with a .us domain, but soon I had enough of it's content. Generally the (NSFW) content was poorly written.
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TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: syeef
Sorry I don't see it.... I am not a racist my friend :). And I support the modern Persian Empire.

Back to the topic, I want to know about Rapidshare. They bribed the feds or something? I mean they are involved in the same business as Megaupload, they too host illegal files only less.
I'm not a racist either. I hate everyone equally.
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