Uploaded.net 2013 Online Site
Uploaded.net (formerly uploaded.to): This Netherlands-based site is a download hub that incentivizes users, through payments and commissions on new memberships, to upload large files typically indicative of motion pictures and television programs. The predecessor site became a destination for former Megaupload.com users after that site was taken down in 2011. The site operators upgraded their servers to accommodate the traffic but prevented users with U.S. Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to access the site reportedly in an effort to limit the site’s exposure to law enforcement. Industry cites an 80 percent increase in the number of users accessing the site during the past year; Alexa.com statistics confirm a dramatic increase in user traffic. The current operator reportedly utilizes multiple combinations of IP addresses, domain names and server locations to evade law enforcement.