ExtraTorrent shut itself down this week. It was the second-largest torrent web site after The Pirate Bay, identified best for its large index of leisure content material downloadable utilizing the BitTorrent protocol. Regardless of the inevitable rumors, there is no such thing as a cause to imagine the location might be making a return.
The positioning was taken down with little clarification. ExtraTorrent’s directors didn’t give a warning and easily took the service offline, leaving a brief message behind telling users that every one knowledge might be erased and warning them to avoid the anticipated clones that may present up within the weeks to come back:
ExtraTorrent has shut down completely
ExtraTorrent with all mirrors goes offline.. We completely erase all knowledge.
Keep away from faux ExtraTorrent web sites and clones.
Thx to all ET supporters and torrent group.
ET was a spot to be….
Might 17, 2017
We might by no means know the reason for the abrupt shut down, however it’s seemingly authorized strain performed a task. Both the directors have been threatened or they grew bored with taking part in the cat-and-mouse sport. All its domains (together with extratorrent.cc, extratorrent.one, and extra.to) redirect to the identical message.
In November 2015, ExtraTorrent misplaced three of its domains it used for mirrors, though it ended up shortly changing them with new ones. However there was an much more latest event: In March 2017, the location’s major area title was shut down by its registrar. Though its backup domains continued to perform, it’s attainable ExtraTorrent determined sufficient was sufficient.
Various widespread torrent websites have been taken offline prior to now yr, together with Torrentz and KickassTorrents (KAT). The previous was shut down by its operators in August 2016 after 13 years of service. KAT went down in July 2016 after eight years of operation, following the arrest of its founder. The Pirate Bay stays probably the most resilient web site, going sturdy for 14 years now.