Mega.co.nz is now up for use. And we are a go. Despite rumors and persistent chatter that Kim Dotcom intended on moving his Mega project to a .co domain, and away from a .co.nz TLD, the service has been pushed live as Mega.co.nz.
Kim Dotcom held a countdown of sorts on his Twitter account, tweeting content for his fans along the way. 15 minutes before the decided launch moment – set to coincide with the moment Megaupload was taken down by government authority – Kim, with usual bombast, called out the President of the United States:
Fifteen minutes later, Kim hit go, and Mega went live. He was brimming with pride over the release:
Thus, Mega.co.nz is now up for use. It’s likely that the site is currently under a stampede of traffic, so if you detect lag, that is the likely cause. According to Kim, the site went from “0 to 10 Gigabit bandwidth utilization within 10 minutes.” That’s a massive traffic load.