At WorldHostingDays I presented a statistic about the percentage of revenues MegaUpload represented to Carpathia Hosting. Although my sources were credible and corroborated, after further investigation, I believe that statistic to be wrong.
I’d received this statistic from a European host I believed had good information on the number and I’d also vetted it with another industry insider who believed it to be relatively accurate. Carpathia strongly disputes the statistic. To ensure that I’m providing accurate information, and out of respect for Carpathia, I chatted with Phil Shih at Structure Research, a person I trust as a source of unbiased information. Phil did some back of the envelope calculations based on publicly available information. His conclusion: there’s no way that MegaUpload represented nearly the percentage revenue I’d been led to believe. Rather, if anything, it is in the single digits.