Why Extratorrent Shut down? Are there any alternatives?

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Bad news for torrent freaks after Torrent.eu and Kickass Torrents, On 17 May 2017 Extratorrent shutdown permanently and will never come back. Extratorrent was most popular and best alternative available on the internet, but you might not see Extratorrent ever.

What is the reason behind Extratorrent Shutdown?

No reasons have been specified till now but some reports say It may have gone down when they went offline two days back.

Speculations speak of an error in their hosting which led to the termination, still, the reason is unclear. The earlier website is available through various VPN but now if you try to open the website then you see below text.

­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

 Why are Torrent websites  Shutting Down?

 Extratorrent was the biggest rival of the piratebay which has now been permanently shut down. After the kickass kick off from the internet, Extratorrent becomes the 2nd largest torrent indexing website in the world.
There is no doubt piratebay recorded mass rush on their website after shutting down of both the websites. As all the uploaders might be choosing piratebay to upload their content on torrent.
All Internet concerned communities are trying hard to totally remove the existence of all torrent website and make internet torrent free.
We cannot predict who is going to be next. The technical department of all countries is developing creepy tools to stop sharing of pirated content online.
Here a list of sites that have been shut down till now.
  • Extratorrent Shutdown
  • Kickass torrent Shutdown
  • Torrentz.eu Shutdown
  • Popcorn time Shutdown
  • Coke & Popcorn Shutdown
  • Torrent hound Shutdown

What are the sayings of Extratorrent Developer?

Well, the owner Sam has made it clear that it is never going to come back and has shut down permanently.

Alternatives of Extratorrent and Torrentz.eu

No need to burst out as here I have a list of an alternative that can help you to save your day.

  1. Pirate Bay – The largest torrent site in the world right now, Pirate Bay has a massive base with loads of content, is the best substitute to Extratorrent.
  2. YIFY – YIFY/YTS is not the original one, but is a cloned site. It has gained a huge base with the look of the new website.
  3. RARBG – Post the Kickass exit, RARBG gained a lot of popularity. It provides torrent files and magnet links facilitating the p2p sharing of files.
  4. Isohunt – The original Isohunt has been taken down, but this clone of the previous site has all the content available on their domain, especially the entertainment related stuff, you will get it all
  5. Otorrents- It is a well-maintained torrent and provides quality content. You can grab so much from here in HD quality.
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