Mega.co owner auctioning domain for $500,000 to fund ‘open Internet’ cause

In a move to support free and open internet, owners of Mega.co are auctioning their domain for a whopping $ 500,000 because of Kim Dotcoms new file sharing service Mega. Currently Mega.com redirects visitors to join.omega.ga which promotes “The Omega Project”. A banner on Mega.co which directs to an auction on Flippa Domain starts the bidding at $500,000 with a buy option for $1,000,000. Some of the proceeds from the auction will go to a fund set up to defend Jeremy Hammond, Bradley Manning, Barrett Brown and Andrew ‘Weev’ Auernheimer. Launched officially on Sunday with the domain mega.co.nz, users to the site reached 100,000 in just one hour.