ExtraTorrent is probably gone for good. Our friends at Torrentfreak gave us the bad news this morning that one of the more popular torrenting sites, ExtraTorrent, has decieded to shut down permanently.
— TF (@torrentfreak) May 17, 2017
We already recently lost KickassTorrents and Torrentz.eu. Isohunt also shut down a couple of years ago “indefinitely” after years of court battles over copyright issues with the MPAA.
Demonoid has been on and off for years as well.
Demonoid is Still Down, But Not Out https://t.co/s4lvMCy6jp
— TF (@torrentfreak) March 4, 2017
Many of our readers are wondering what will be left?
As of now, The Pirate Bay (thepiratebay.org) still functions, but they have had a rocky ride the last few years – many of the main players have faced raids, prison time and are still tied up in courts. TPB seems to live up to its slogan, however, “The galaxy’s most resilient BitTorrent site“.
ExtraTorrent Closes on Wednesday
The beloved torrent site left us with this message on their home page: “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…. May 17, 2017″
No one knows yet if the contributers to ExtraTorrent are under legal pressure, but it would follow the trend in relation to pirate sites in recent years.
The internet reacts to the loss:
— SliveR TwisT🌐 (@S_T_512) May 17, 2017
Extratorrent.cc is down pic.twitter.com/YpRjJuav5X
— ShadowBabixz (@ShadowBabixz) May 15, 2017
What’s left to do?
“extratorrent has shut down permanently” pic.twitter.com/1vK1JSOQp3
— eilians (@eilians) May 17, 2017
— Briane D. Cepeda (@mariabriane) May 17, 2017
You all people paying for Netflix is the reason ExtraTorrent has shut down.
— Haider. (@ZuHaider) May 17, 2017
We’re all struggling bro
— Abhinav Karn (@programmer_abhi) May 17, 2017
Techworm_in has some alternative suggestions:
— Techworm (@Techworm_in) May 17, 2017
An update from Torrentfreak:
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. (Read more…)
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