At the beginning of 2017 the torrent landscape looks quite different from a year ago. Update: List of top is now out. With the shutdown of KickassTorrents and Torrentz.eu, two of the largest players in the scene disappeared. However, their places were quickly filled by established sites and a few new faces.
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The Pirate Bay is in the lead once again, closely followed by ExtraTorrent and RARBG, which gained many new visitors in recent months. Must read: The unofficial Torrentz reincarnation Torrentz2.eu is the highest newcomer in fifth place. This meta-search engine copied the look and feel of the defunct meta-search engine and covers dozens of extra sites compared to its predecessor. TorrentProject is also doing well.
The site has been around for quite a few years already but never made it into the top ten before. Finally, and also deserve a mention. Both have enough traffic to warrant a listing, but we chose to limit the list to sites that are targeted at mainstream content for an English or international audience. Below is the full list of the ten most-visited torrent sites at the start of the new year.
The list is based on various traffic reports and we display the Alexa rank for each. In addition, we include last year’s ranking. Most Popular Torrent Sites 1. The Pirate Bay is the “king of torrents” once again and also the oldest site in this list.
The past year has been relatively quiet for the notorious torrent site, which is currently operating from its original.org domain name.
Type of site Torrent meta-search engine Available in English August 5, 2016 ( 2016-08-05) Created by Flippy (alias) Website (.com until April 2011) rank 186 (July 2016 ) Commercial No Registration Optional Launched 15 July 2003; 15 years ago ( 2003-07-15) Current status Closed Torrentz was a -based for that was run by an individual known as Flippy. It indexed from various major torrent websites, and offered compilations of various trackers per torrent that were not necessarily present in the default file, so that when a tracker was down, other trackers could do the work. It was the second most popular torrent website in 2012 and again [ ] in 2015.
This section needs additional citations for. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (August 2016) () The was simple and minimal.
It consisted of two basic blocks: a user menu and a search panel. Users were not required to register before searching the files.
The search field was -enabled, providing suggestions based on popular searches that match the currently typed keywords. To perform a search, users would simply type in a string of keywords related to their desired content and execute the search by either pressing the search button in the UI or press the enter key on the. From there, a list of matching torrent files were displayed on the screen for the user to choose from. This list could be filtered by age (one day, three days, one week or one month) and by 'safety & quality' (any, good or verified). By default the 'good' filter was applied. 'Verified' was reserved for torrents uploaded by well-known groups.
Selecting a from the search results list would take the user to another page listing the websites currently hosting the specified torrent with which the user can download the file(s). Selecting a host would redirect the user to the external website so they may complete the download of the. As uses meta-search engines, you have to redirect to other torrent site to download your desire content. Usually, they redirect you to. So, it's fine to download from them. History [ ] In November 2008, (s) using fake papers tried to take over the torrentz.com domain.
As a backup, the site administrator set up the domain torrentz.eu. After 18 December 2010, torrentz.eu became the site's default domain because of the domain name seizures carried out by US authorities on various torrent websites. In 2013, sent a claim to to remove homepage and two other pages from the search engine. Torrentz counter claimed on this request saying the links do not infringe any copyright policy. On 26 May 2014, Torrentz had its suspended without a court order following a request from the. Open Ut Files.
A day after, the suspension of torrentz.eu was lifted. The website has three alternative domains (.me.ch.in) and is hoping to move the.eu domain to a new registrar. All of these domains have since been blocked within the UK by UK ISP. On August 5, 2016, Torrentz was shut down by its operators with the message 'Torrentz will always love you. Displayed; it operated for over 13 years. Clones [ ] In August 2016, a few days after Torrentz shut down, an unofficial clone of Torrentz - Torrentz2.eu - was launched that initially indexed 60 million torrents. Later that August, another unofficial clone - torrentzeu.to - was launched that initially indexed 30 million torrents.
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