MangaDex returns under new domain, confirm Legal issues
After several days of downtime, manga scanning giant MangaDex has reappeared online. In addition to confirming the existence of a DMCA subpoena First reported here on TF last week, MangaDex claims to have legal issues which resulted in the temporary loss of its .org domain and the deletion of Cloudflare. It is now operating under a new domain while the issues are addressed.
With tens ofmillion visitors per month, MangaDex is a real force in the manga community.
The site's status as an unofficial supplier of manga `` scanlations '' (scanned copies with translations) is appreciated by fans, many of whom are keen on to discover more difficult to find content in languages other than their native language.
Last week, however, MangaDex fans had to do without their usual solution. The site went down and staff reported that a server migration and database maintenance was in progress. The platform finally came back yesterday but not under its usual .or g domain.
According to an announcement from moderator 'Zephyrus ', MangaDex was forced to switch to MangaDex.cc en due to legal issues.
"Our. The cc domain is temporary for now," he wrote. "Our .org domain was acquired through our reseller, who removed us from CF and stopped supporting us due to legal pressure. "
'CF ' is a reference to Cloudflare, the US-based CDN company used by millions of regular sites as well as large volumes of "pirate" sites and services.
While MangaDex was down, TorrentFreak discovered that in December 2019, the site was targeted in a DMCA subpoena filed by attorney Evan Stone on behalf of VIZ Media, LLC, citing a chapter of "Boruto".
It is not known whether this specific issue has caused the downtime over the past few years mais MangaDex has now confirmed the reason for the
Interestingly, someone claiming to be a former administrator of a manga fan group hit on Reddit yesterday for apologize for triggering the DMCA subpoena. Claiming to be from 'Boltmangacolor ', a group that has been coloring Boruto manga since February 2019, the individual said it was their colorful download that caused the problem.
"We used to upload our works to imgur, but then switched to mangadex for efficiency reasons; we didn't want to break the rules in any way, we honestly didn't know such a rule existed and it could cause all of these problems, ”the person wrote.
Meanwhile, MangaDexsays it's still migrating content, which means some older chapters may not be available on the new server. Either way, the site is slated to revert to its previous form early this week.
In addition, MangaDex says it also has problems with regard to funding the platform. The alarm bells don't seem to be ringing too loud at the moment, but Zephyrus says that due to its reseller shutting down for site donation management, other avenues are in the pipeline. study. If all else fails, ads may appear on the site "as a last resort ".
The site currently works relatively smoothly via MangaDex.cc but the scanning platform thinks that it will revert to MangaDex.org when the "transfer to our new provider is complete. "
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