Megaupload was once a popular file storage and sharing site.
Based in Hong Kong, the online services company was established in 2005 by Kim Dotcom, born Kim Schmitz.
The site ran for around seven years before it was shut down and all domain names were seized on the grounds that the service was allegedly operating for the purposes of copyright infringement.
Megaupload ran a number of services including Megaupload.com, a one-click hosting site; Megapix.com, dealing with image hosting; Megavideo.com and Megalive.com, which hosted video; and Megabox.com, a music hosting service.
How popular was Megaupload?
At one point the company cloud boast over one billion page views since its launch, with a total of 180 million registered members and total storage of 25 petabytes.
It was formally known as the 13th most visited website on the internet and was also seen to account for one percent of the total traffic in North America for fixed access networks.
It was announced in June 2016 that the company could be re-launched in January 2017. However, with Kim Dotcom still facing charges under US law, the future of his sites remains in doubt.