>>89058>LOL WAS THAT THE WORKAROUND?
obviously goes deeper than that.
my paypal payment went to 有限会社未来検索ブラジル (according to google translate: Future Search Brazil limited company) operating from razil.jp
they seem to have an ancient connection to 2channel (developing a search engine for it in 2003), but I can see no reference to any current connection with Hiro (or 4chan). might be old friends of his?
so not only the url has changed, he apparently also put up a Japanese company as a front as well, which not only obfuscates the origin, but also probably puts him under an entirely different team of Japanese paypal representatives and enforcers who might have no clue what 4chan is.
that or he's syphoning money away from the US-based 4chan community support LLC, who owns 4chan/4channel, towards shady accounts in Japan.
in terms of 4chan i don't really care as long as the site is up and running, but it is a bit worrying that some Japanese company he's buddies with now has all my payment details and probably my full name via paypal. wasn't there some horrible dispute where payment information was leaked or stolen in Hiro's past? i vaguely recall some scandal he was involved in. it's also odd he wants the money in Japan. didn't he have substantial judgements made against him there at some point, which he basically laughed off? i hope i remember all this stuff correctly from when Hiro took over and had all these Q&A threads.