Dotcom's new site overloads during launch

Kim Dotcom. Photo / Michael Craig
Kim Dotcom. Photo / Michael Craig

A 'splash' page for Kim Dotcom's new file sharing website was overloaded when it went live this afternoon.

Dotcom, who is fighting extradition to the United States to face charges of internet piracy and fraud, this afternoon launched his new mega domain after megaupload was shut down earlier this year.

At the moment the page says "We promise, we deliver. Bigger. Better. Faster. Stronger. Safer.''

Dotcom took to Twitter shortly after noon to announce a countdown to the launch.

But when it went live at 1pm the site overloaded: "You crazy Mega fans haha....,'' he tweeted, adding: "All FBI agents pressing reload hahaha..... We see their IP addresses. LOL!!!''

Dotcom then tweeted that it must be the biggest launch of a splash page ever, and said the enterprise would need 60 state-of-the-art portal servers when the full site goes live.

The site was working again by 2pm.

- APNZ

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