The government of Gabon has said that it plans to suspend the domain name Me.ga that the MegaUpload founder Kim DotCom had planned to use to launch his new cloud based storage service.
Kim DotCom, the founder of MegaUpload, which is accused of being a pirate site and a criminal enterprise by the United States, said last week that he intends to start up a new cloud-storage system in January 2013 that will be protected from US law enforcement agencies.
As part of its defences against the US, the new services site would be using the Gabon-based domain .ga instead of a regular .com domain. However, Gabonâs communications minister, Brian Louembe, has said ânot so fastâ.
According to the New Zealand publication, stuff.co.nz, Mr Louembe has instructed that www.me.ga be suspended and stated that the West African nation “cannot serve as a platform or screen for committing acts aimed at violating copyrights, nor be used by unscrupulous people.”
Ira Rothken, the attorney who is overseeing MegaUploadâs worldwide defence, confirmed in an interview with CNET that the successor to MegaUpload will no longer be available at Me.ga but added that the new service is still on its way.
“The site is not even functional yet,” Rothken said. “MegaUpload and Kim are innocent and presumed innocent. It sounds like a lack of net neutrality in Gabon…We’re just going to use a different domain.”
MegaUpload was once upon a time one of the largest video destinations on the web before United State officials shut down the site in January and requested that New Zealand law enforcement arrest Mr DotCom. The court case is still playing out however as the United States is trying to extradite DotCom to America to stand trial.
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