ExtraTorrent website is shutting down, but it hasn't given a reason for the same.
Until this week, it was heralded as the second-largest torrent-indexing site, trailing only behind The Pirate Bay.
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). With an Alexa ranking of 291, the website had around million torrent downloaders visiting it daily.
Several Torrent websites faced similar problems with indexing since November when Kickass bid their final goodbye, Extratorrents became the second largest torrent indexing website in the world.
Extratorrent is gone for good but there various torrent websites which can use including The Pirate Bay, Rarbg, YTS, and 1337x. The missive then concludes with an expression of thanks to supporters and the torrent community. Sites such as the aforementioned KickassTorrents and Torrentz.eu as well as Coke & Popcorn and What.cd have also previously shut down permanently.
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ExtraTorrent's chief, known only by his codename SaM, confirmed to TorrentFreak that it had made a decision to end operations.
"It's time we say goodbye."". With performing low for the first few years, at a time when the big torrent sites like TorrentSpy and Mininova dominated the internet.
"ExtraTorrent has shut down permanently". These outfits regularly pressured hosting companies and domain name services to take action. ETRG was considered the best media release group after the closure of YTS/YIFG. "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", he told TF.
This crackdown on Torrents is not a new thing and is a part of a concerted effort from the entertainment industry to combat piracy. However, at the moment of writing this article, The Pirate Bay is running normally.
Torrent websites are facing an increasing cracking down from authorities.
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