It had to happen later or earlier. Finally, internet services do not operate forever, in particular those that provide torrent content. I know that everyone is arguing the legality of such services as ExtraTorrent that they only provide links, not copyright material itself, but we all know the truth. Therefore, these type of websites are targeted at organizations dealing with the protection of intellectual property.

Some time ago popular torrent services such as KickAss Torrents and TorrentZ have started to disappear from the Internet. To this group of sites, we recently added another service, namely The only information left by the site owners is a message saying that all the data has been deleted (probably both the torrent database and the user accounts). Thus, they adhere before fake and clone pages of ExtraTorrent, which will probably grow out like mushrooms after rain.

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

Exact reason for closing of the ExtraTorrent site is unknown.

Noone knows why the service has been closed. However, we can assume that, as in other similar cases, it could have been an effect of an anti-piracy campaign. Last but not least, all popular torrent sites have been shut down all over the world. The service itself was known by many people. As the statistics from say, ExtraTorrent started its business in 2006 and has quickly gained fame among millions of users. Also, just before the server shutdown on 17th May, was the second most popular torrent site, right after the most famous The Pirate Bay. This site also recently had problems caused by a temporary ban of IP addresses.

The closure of will not end well for anti-piracy organizations.

We know the truth well. The figh against this type of sites and the whole pirate community is like a mythical hydra encounter. They will close one service and three more will pop up. KickAss Torrents is a great example here. The owner of the site was arrested in July last year, and in December the new service was fully operational. True, the first clones appeared just after the incident, but they missed out on the original. Who cares about keeping these pages alive? This is not the point here of the idea of ​​providing expensive software to the poor. The owners of the most popular torrent sites earn a lot of money on displaying ads.

Source: TorrentFreak

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