Oh Shit. Did MediaFire Get Shut Down?
Mediafire has not been shut down. They had some routine maintenance that took longer than usual. Their temporary webpage explaining this was either bogged down with traffic or Mediafire made a calculated decision to let everyone freak out and spread their brand all over the internet! Updates below are from old-to-new.
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Just tried to go to MediaFire and it’s not loading up. Heard a rumor this place got shut the fuck down. I would assume music piracy is too blame? Porn? Sensitive documents? How will we all make it without MediaFire? Fuck.
It’s no secret that anyone could essentially search Google for band name mediafire and get served up a MediaFire link to a zip file. Download and you have the album for free. Super quick and way more dangerous than anything like Napster, KaaZa, or SoulSeek. I wonder if this finally caught up with them?
Update 10:28PM EST
Twitter is shitting a brick over it. Hard to find any concrete evidence from all the teeny bopper tweets.
Update 11:01PM EST
Still no word on the fate of Mediafire…was it RIAA? Is everyone just freaking out for no reason? Why wouldn’t they put a maintenance message up? In the meantime, here are some other sites you can use for “free hosting”:
Update 11:15PM EST
Found this screenshot on a messageboard. Looks like it could be maintenance for MediaFire after all? All the people trying to see if it’s down could have put too much pressure on their temporary servers! We’re still not sure, though!
Update 11:47PM EST
Scattered reports that Mediafire is back up for some people. If the screenshot above is true, then only 15 or so minutes…
Update 12:09AM EST
Mediafire is still down over here. What’s the deal? According to a tech nerd we know, websites can often change their IP address in a process like this and the new IP address can take a while to “propagate” over the internet. Any IT people can feel free to chime in on this in the comments to clarify for us.
Update 12:18AM EST THANK GOD