Carpathia Hosting Wants to Stop Hosting for MegaUpload

Written by John Ponio    Friday, 23 March 2012 14:37

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Since the whole MegaUpload debacle is still going on, and Kim Dotcom's money is still frozen, the company that hosts for MegaUpload, Carpathia Hosting, is not being paid. Because MegaUpload has 66 million users, there's a ridiculous amount of data being hosted. So much data that it costs Carpathia Hosting on the order of $9000per day to host the information. And that's money they're losing, because they're not being paid anymore.

Brian Winter, Carpathia Hosting's chief marketing officer, said,

"While Carpathia has never had access to the data on Megaupload servers and has had no mechanism for returning that data to Megaupload users, we have been attempting over many weeks to resolve this matter to the satisfaction of all parties involved, in a manner that would allow for Megaupload users to be in a position to ultimately recover their data. Despite our best efforts, the parties have been unable to work out a voluntary solution that meets the concerns of all the various parties who have claimed an interest in Megaupload's data. As a result, Carpathia has filed a motion in Federal Court seeking the court's guidance on how to proceed in resolving this matter."

Since the time of the MegaUpload takedown, Carpathia has paid somewhere around USD $500,000 out-of-pocket to continue hosting this data. I'm surprised that it's taken them this long to start figuring out a way out of this deal. It's nice of them to not just delete all of the data, though, and it will certainly help with their image.