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Popular torrent site ExtraTorrent shuts down permanently

Popular torrent site ExtraTorrent shuts down permanently

"ExtraTorrent with all mirrors goes offline".

According to a report on TorrentFreak, ExtraTorrent's chief who goes by the codename SaM, confirmed the shutdown of the website. Either way, torrent sites are falling like flies, so maybe it truly is the end. Stay away from fake ExtraTorrent websites and clones. The missive then concludes with an expression of thanks to supporters and the torrent community. Previously, sites including KickassTorrents, Torrentz.eu, TorrentHound and What.cd went offline. However, as software developers release better tools to block illegal downloads, it may be just a matter of time before other top torrent sites are affected as well.

This isn't the first time the torrent indexing site has faced problems. After Extratorrent went down for emergency maintenance earlier this week, the site came back up briefly, only to eventually announce its permanent shutdown.

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). He said - "It's time we say goodbye". He also confirmed that the Extratorrent's release group ETRG will also be saying goodbye to the torrent community. Its millions of users have since flocked to other torrent sites. The site's popularity placed it in the crosshairs of various entertainment industry groups in recent months.




Soon they were among the world's largest torrent sites, and several big hosting companies were behind them to take the site down. One thing that we are wondering is whether legal pressure had anything to do with the decision to shut down. However, at the moment of writing this article, The Pirate Bay is running normally.

"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.

Another bad news that torrent community got today was the outage of The Pirate Bay.


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