Previously, through a tweet Dotcom revealed that Mega will be launching on the anniversary of Megaupload’s closure i.e. January 20 next year. The teaser site claims that the documents uploaded by users on the new service will be a lot safer as they will be encrypted and decrypted in the users’ browser, rather than through the site. “You hold the keys to what you store in the cloud, not us,” reads the site.
Mega is currently looking for partners those are willing to provide servers, supports and connectivity and become “Mega Storage Nodes.” The prime requirement, according to Dotcom, is that the servers should be located outside of the US and that the companies should also be based outside of the US.
The site notes, “It is not safe for cloud storage sites or any business allowing user-generated content to be hosted on servers in the United States, or on domains like .com/.net. The US government is frequently seizing domains without offering service providers a hearing or due process.” For this reason, Dotcom has decided that the new service will be launching with “Me.ga” domain name.
Mega is also looking for investors in a bid to keep the service free. Mega’s software development kit will be available to those enrolling as API partners.
In related news, the Prime Minister of New Zealand apologized to Dotcom in September, after an internal investigation into the Megaupload case revealed that the NZ Government Communications Security Bureau had illegally spied on Dotcom which led to his arrest.