The raid took place in January this year following which Megaupload was shut but, despite the ongoing legal battle Dotcom hasn’t given up on file-sharing services and is already working on a new one that will be more than just a file hosting service. The new service, according to Dotcom, will be a massive global network and raid proof.
In a tweet, Dotcom announced, “The new Mega will launch exactly 1 year after the raid with a #MansionPressConference & #DoomsdayLaunchButton.”
Dotcom had previously indicated that the new service will be out by the end of 2012 but, as the new announcement, the launch will happen exactly a year after the raid on Megaupload – on January 19 2013. There is no news on the domain name yet but, it won’t be wrong to assume that Dotcom will go for a domain name that is in line with his other service Megabox.
The new service won’t be having any of the previous files from Megaupload though as the servers are still under control of the law enforcement agencies and Megaupload and EFF are trying to convince the court to allow users to download their data.