rapidshare.com and rapidshare.de. Why?

Why did rapidshare.de clone their site to rapidshare.com? They claim their drives were full, why didn’t they just buy new drives and use them on the German site. The two sites are clearly the same company as they allowed me to get a free .com account using a code from my .de one for a limited time and the sites look the same (great proof). But you can’t get an account the other way around. I renewed my .com one a while ago but there’s some files on .de I want to download and it looks like I have to pay twice!