Dotcom tweeted that he was also looking to give former Megaupload premium users a premium status on Mega, but he said that lawyers had advised him that it was not possible. He also asked the Electronic Frontier Foundation to help Megaupload users get access to their files on Megaupload.
Dotcom was originally going to use the URL me.ga for the storage site, but shortly after the announcement, the government of Gabon objected to the use of the me.ga domain. Dotcom then said that New Zealand will be the home of Mega, with mega.co.nz registered through Melbourne-based domain registrar Instra.
"New Zealand will be the home of our new website: Mega.co.nz," Dotcom tweeted. "Powered by legality and protected by the law."
Dotcom also said that he would be ordering servers in Germany, where "they don't do the puppet dance for the White House."