#Megaupload.com : #Domain changed hands in mysterious registrar transfer

Megaupload.com, the crown jewel of German entrepreneur, Kim Dotcom, has changed hands in a mysterious transfer. The domain was under the possession of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since six years ago. In a police raid that took place in 2012, US and New Zealand authorities seized millions of dollars in cash and other […]

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FBI Cyber Division forgot to renew key domain used in domain seizures

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is very busy dealing with cybercriminals, and often invite capable individuals to apply for the job. In a case of remarkable bureaucratic slip-up, they lost control of a key domain used in federal seizures. CIRFU.net, a domain that stood as an acronym for the FBI Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion […]

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CBS 60 Minutes: Kim Dotcom, piracy and cufflink knock-offs

Kim Dotcom, the illustrious mega-millionaire behind the defunct Megaupload, was on the CBS show ‘60 Minutes‘ tonight. While the Kim Dotcom case brought forth by the FBI is still pending at the New Zealand courts, Megaupload recently relaunched as “Mega” in New Zealand, operating from the web site Mega.co which forwards to Mega.co.nz. In the […]

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ccTLD failure: Kim Dotcom’s Me.ga plan falls through

Kim Dotcom, the illustrious mega-pirate free on bail while pending extradition from New Zealand to the US, announced his plans to relaunch the Megaupload empire using the domain hack Me.ga, and apparently thought he had a concrete plan. The .GA ccTLD of the African country of Gabon offered Kim Dotcom the opportunity to use a […]

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Carpathia Hosting: The best web hosting provider – and here’s why!

Carpathia Hosting was relatively unknown outside of the web hosting community, despite its sizable footprint of several thousand web servers. After the Megaupload scandal erupted, it was revealed that the ten year old company is the host of the content shared formerly via Megaupload. This content is now locked in place and despite the nonchalant […]

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Kim Dotcom FREE on bail: Megaupload.com still seized by the Feds

Kim “Schmitz” Dotcom – the larger than life CEO of Megaupload – has been released on bail, after it was determined he’s not a flight risk. According to New Zealand publication Stuff.co.nz: In granting bail this morning, Judge Nevin Dawson said at the North Shore District Court that officials had investigated Dotcom’s potential access to […]

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Megaupload trademark based on deception – Will it be canceled?

Megaupload – the company under siege by the FBI – applied for a trademark at the USPTO in 2008; the trademark was issued a year later. The illustrious Megaupload CEO, Kim Schmitz eventually changed his name to Kim Dotcom. However, neither of these names appear on the USPTO application for the “Megaupload” trademark. The application […]

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Megaupload scandal: Fat boy Kim Dotcom owns Kim.com and dozens of unseized domains!

Kim Schmitz, the illustrious and larger than life CEO of Megaupload changed his name legally to Kim Dotcom and launched a multi-million digital empire. He also acquired the domain name Kim.com for an unspecified amount of money, rumored to have been in the upper $xx,xxx range. The 17 year old domain name Kim.com was handed […]

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