After months of hype, Kim Dotcom's successor to his now shut down MegaUpload file sharing website is up and running ... barely. As chronicled by Dotcom's own Twitter feed, the launch of Mega was accompanied by a flood of users trying to sign up for the service.
The actual URL for Mega is Mega.co.nz, and the second the site went live to the public, its servers started crumbling. Dotcom's Twitter page posted up word, just after Mega went live, "Wow. I have never seen anything like this. From 0 to 10 Gigabit bandwidth utilization within 10 minutes."
Later, Dotcom claimed that Mega has generated 100,000 user registrations less than an hour after it went live. He added in another post, "Site is still overloaded. Massive demand. Incredible. I am so happy." Indeed, we are still unable to sign up for Mega as of this writing.
An hour or so later, Dotcom posted:
250,000 user registrations. Server capacity on maximum load. Should get better when initial frenzy is over. Wow!!!— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) January 19, 2013
The site is offering users 50 GB of cloud storage space for free, with more storage and bandwidth tiers available for additional fees. Dotcom is suppose to host a massive launch event for Mega at his New Zealand mansion in a few hours.
Source: Kim Dotcom on Twitter | Image via Kim Dotcom