Through a tweet Dotcom announced that Mega has found a new home and that the new domain name is protected by the law and powered by legality. “New Zealand will be the home of our new website: http://Mega.co.nz – Powered by legality and protected by the law,” Dotcom tweeted.
Recent announcements about Mega’s domain – Me.ga didn’t go as planned following a decision by Government of Gabon to suspend the domain name. Dotcom had announced at the time that despite the blockage, Mega will launch as planned and that they are in possession of an alternative domain name.
The announcement of Mega’s launch on January 20, 2013 was accompanied by a teaser about the new service. Dotcom has claimed that the new service will be a lot safer and that users’ data will be encrypted. “You hold the keys to what you store in the cloud, not us,” the teaser site read.
The new domain, Mega.co.nz, will be protected by the law and that lobbyist won’t be able to do anything about it Dotcom has claimed. “The judiciary in New Zealand works. Judges are independent and not influenced by politics. That has been our experience so far,” Dotcom told TorrentFreak.
“Prime Minister John Key can have as many dinners with Hollywood executives and copyright lobbyists as he likes. The simple fact is that the NZ government, which has been acting like a subsidiary of the US government, is not above the law,” he explains.
Dotcom believes that if the New Zealand government goes about trying to ban Mega or other similar service through a new legislation, cloud storage would near its extinction. “The New Zealand government can try to draft new legislation to ban services like Mega but that would be the end of cloud storage and online service providers in New Zealand and probably also the end of the current government,” Dotcom explained.