Kim Dotcom has launched his new cloud storage and file-sharing platform Mega, the site had already received more than half a million registrations in the first 14 hours said the founder yesterday,
Mega lets people upload and store files of any kind and is a sequel to the controversial Megaupload system that was shut down last January.
Dotcom has said the new site complies with the law and “has the right to exist as Dropbox, Boxnet and other competitors."
Mega offers every customer 50 gigabytes of free storage - far more than is offered by its rival services. The platform will be encrypted so only those who upload data have access to it. Dotcom has previously said that the site will be "almost immune to shutdown".
Within two hours of launching, tweets from the founder said the site’s server capacity was on maximum load after receiving 250,000 user registrations in the first two hours.