Another Torrent site taken down

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19
  1. #1
    Hardcore Member KugaTog is offline
    MemberRank
    Dec 2014 Join Date
    111Posts

    Another Torrent site taken down


    RaGEZONE Recommends

    RaGEZONE Recommends

    Source: TorrentFreak

    Popular torrent site ExtraTorrent has permanently shut down. The abrupt decision was announced a few minutes ago in a brief message posted on the site's homepage. This means that after the demise of KickassTorrents and Torrentz.eu, the torrent community must say farewell to another major player.


    In a surprise move, ExtraTorrent decided to shut down today, for good.
    Users who access the site’s homepage are welcomed by a short but clear message, indicating that the popular torrent index will not return (the message appears intermittently).
    “ExtraTorrent has shut down permanently.”
    “ExtraTorrent with all mirrors goes offline.. We permanently erase all data. Stay away from fake ExtraTorrent websites and clones. Thx to all ET supporters and torrent community. ET was a place to be….”
    TorrentFreak reached out to ExtraTorrent operator SaM who confirmed that this is indeed the end of the road for the site.
    “It’s time we say goodbye,” he said, without providing more details.



    With ExtraTorrent’s demise the BitTorrent community has lost yet another prominent player. Whether this also means the end of associated release groups, such as EtHDand ettv, remains to be seen.

    ExtraTorrent was founded in November 2006, at a time when sites such as TorrentSpy and Mininova were dominating the landscape. Nonetheless, ExtraTorrent was determined to develop an audience of its own.

    The site went on to outgrow many of its predecessors and with millions of daily visitors, ExtraTorrent ended up as the second largest torrent site, trailing only behind The Pirate Bay.

    The site’s popularity placed it in the crosshairs of various entertainment industry groups in recent months. These outfits regularly pressured hosting companies and domain name services to take action.

    It’s unclear whether legal pressure had anything to do with the decision to shut down, but that wouldn’t come as a surprise.

    ExtraTorrent is the latest in a series of BitTorrent giants to fall in recent months. Previously, sites including KickassTorrents, Torrentz.eu, TorrentHound and What.cd went offline.

    Update: We were informed by SaM that ExtraTorrent’s release group ETRG is gone now.

    “Ettv and Ethd could remain operational if they get enough donations to sustain the expenses and if they people handling it ready to keep going,” we were told.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Thoughts?
    Follow on Facebook: CLICK HERE

    SUBSCRIBE on Youtube: CLICK HERE


  2. #2
    你他妈的 HeavenlyGifted is offline
    GammaRank
    Apr 2008 Join Date
    PhilippinesLocation
    3,973Posts

    Re: Another Torrent site taken down

    I really had no reason to use any other Torrent sites, I thought Piratebay was like the only Torrent site that always has the most updated uploads and etc.

    Can I ask, what Torrent site do you use at the moment, if you don't mind of course.

  3. #3
    Hardcore Member KugaTog is offline
    MemberRank
    Dec 2014 Join Date
    111Posts

    Re: Another Torrent site taken down

    I used this one actually because PirateBay was not as updated and I got alot of DMCA notices from my internet provider because of it.
    Follow on Facebook: CLICK HERE

    SUBSCRIBE on Youtube: CLICK HERE

  4. #4
    "(still lacks brains)" NoBrain is offline
    ModeratorRank
    Sep 2011 Join Date
    United KingdomLocation
    2,696Posts

    Re: Another Torrent site taken down

    Lately I've been using richtorrents, funny how the law thinks they can stop torrents :)

  5. #5
    Hardcore Member KugaTog is offline
    MemberRank
    Dec 2014 Join Date
    111Posts

    Re: Another Torrent site taken down

    I'm back to using KAT, I used this one due to their reliability and trust system..
    Follow on Facebook: CLICK HERE

    SUBSCRIBE on Youtube: CLICK HERE

  6. #6
    "(still lacks brains)" NoBrain is offline
    ModeratorRank
    Sep 2011 Join Date
    United KingdomLocation
    2,696Posts

    Re: Another Torrent site taken down

    Quote Originally Posted by KugaTog View Post
    I'm back to using KAT, I used this one due to their reliability and trust system..
    KAT is dead, they are mirrors and some of them used (possibly still are) to be mirrors by the FBI (rumoured).

  7. #7
    Hardcore Member KugaTog is offline
    MemberRank
    Dec 2014 Join Date
    111Posts

    Re: Another Torrent site taken down

    Oh snap! good to know lol even though I am not affected by the FBI (Canadian yay!)
    Follow on Facebook: CLICK HERE

    SUBSCRIBE on Youtube: CLICK HERE

  8. #8
    你他妈的 HeavenlyGifted is offline
    GammaRank
    Apr 2008 Join Date
    PhilippinesLocation
    3,973Posts

    Re: Another Torrent site taken down

    I'm not even sure if our country is even affected by these mirror baits by the FBI, I mean, everyone that I know Torrents a lot.

  9. #9
    Cookies <3 Thunda is offline
    ModeratorRank
    Jan 2009 Join Date
    Behind the maskLocation
    2,096Posts

    Re: Another Torrent site taken down

    So what do we have now? Pirate bay is still out there, not sure how up to date it is though. Couldnt find richtorrents @NoBrain do you mind sending a link through pm?
    Last edited by Thunda; 21-05-17 at 09:47 AM.

  10. #10
    Moderator GigaToni is offline
    ModeratorRank
    Aug 2009 Join Date
    GER / FRLocation
    1,994Posts

    Re: Another Torrent site taken down

    Never actually used that site. But it's always sad to see established websites gone. Hope they don't take my russian tracker from me lol.

  11. #11
    Cookies <3 Thunda is offline
    ModeratorRank
    Jan 2009 Join Date
    Behind the maskLocation
    2,096Posts

    Re: Another Torrent site taken down

    Quote Originally Posted by GigaToni View Post
    Never actually used that site. But it's always sad to see established websites gone. Hope they don't take my russian tracker from me lol.
    Which one are you using?

    Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L21 using Tapatalk

  12. #12
    I αм α ѕαмυrαι Ketchup is offline
    ModeratorRank
    Jan 2009 Join Date
    566Posts

    Re: Another Torrent site taken down

    Iv'e never used them personally. However i am not surprised as it kinda comes with the territory so to say lol.
    ALL GAME RELATED PM'S WILL BE IGNORED.
    Discord [¤] Facebook [¤] Rules [¤] Subscribe [¤] Support

  13. #13
    Hardcore Member KugaTog is offline
    MemberRank
    Dec 2014 Join Date
    111Posts

    Re: Another Torrent site taken down

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunda View Post
    So what do we have now? Pirate bay is still out there, not sure how up to date it is though. Couldnt find richtorrents @NoBrain do you mind sending a link through pm?
    PB is VERY outdated... Alot of the content makers have gone off to other websites or have given up..
    Follow on Facebook: CLICK HERE

    SUBSCRIBE on Youtube: CLICK HERE

  14. #14
    "(still lacks brains)" NoBrain is offline
    ModeratorRank
    Sep 2011 Join Date
    United KingdomLocation
    2,696Posts

    Re: Another Torrent site taken down

    Wasn't PirateBay taken down and only mirrors are up now?

  15. #15
    Cookies <3 Thunda is offline
    ModeratorRank
    Jan 2009 Join Date
    Behind the maskLocation
    2,096Posts

    Re: Another Torrent site taken down

    As far as I know it was brought back up, unlike KAT.

    Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L21 using Tapatalk




Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Advertisement