blog We’re pretty sure you’ve noticed by now that our sister country New Zealand plays host to one of the most controversial global Internet entrepreneurs. Kim Dotcom, the founder of now-defunct file sharing site Megaupload, likes to live life loud and proud, and he’s not ashamed to let everyone around him know about it. That same ethos has applied over the weekend as Dotcom has launched his newest venture, yet another file-sharing site named Mega. But what you may not know is that Dotcom also wants to expand his infrastructure across the ditch. The Financial Review reports this morning (we recommend you click here for the full article):
“We’re certainly interested in and will have a strategy for the Australian market,” he said. “We want to have one rack full of servers in Australia and be in the local markets close to our customers.”
I have to say, it would be interesting to find out what hosting company or datacentre operator would enthusiastically sign up to host Dotcom’s new Mega service, given the way that his last venture went down, with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation confiscating much of Megaupload’s physical IT infrastructure and the court case still ongoing. When asked about hosting similarly controversial site Wikileaks several years ago, several local hosting companies were quite leery of the idea. Interesting times.