Last weekend, ExtraTorrent abruptly went offline leaving a message that it has gone for permanent. However, the second largest torrent portal is back online with a new URL and they seem to be in no mood to let anybody ‘destroy’ the torrents. ExtraTorrent.com has been resurrected with all data intact on a mirror link ExtraTorrent.CD. Also Read - Netflix of Piracy streaming service is back: Enjoy Popcorn Time at homeAlso Read - Facebook acquires Source3, an IP rights startup to crack down on video piracy
This is not the first instance when a torrent site shut itself and revived again. Previously, ThePirateBay and KickAss torrents sites went offline as law enforcement agencies pressured them to do so. It is believed that ExtraTorrent site went down due to same reason though nothing official has been heard about it as of now. The aforementioned torrent sites came back online in a similar fashion as ExtraTorrents did now. Notably, KickAss.com went online with KickAss.Cd URL too shortly after it was shut down. Also Read - Resurrected ExtraTorrent is actually clone website created by fans
A group of people, also believed to be admins of the torrent site in question, claimed in an email conversation with The Inquirer to bring back ExtraTorrents with all the data intact as they did ThePirateBay and KickAss torrents site.
“We are a group of uploaders and admins from ExtraTorrent. As you know, SAM from ExtraTorrent pulled the plug yesterday and took all data offline under pressure from authorities. We were in deep shock and have been working hard to get it back online with all previous data,” the email to the publication reads.
“We have successfully resurrected it back to its glory at extratorrent.cd with all available data. It’s live and new data is continuously being updated. Some small features are not yet working and we are getting it fixed as we speak. Our group had previously resurrected The Pirate Bay and KickAss Torrents (as kickass.cd) when these went offline. These sites are our home and we won’t let anyone destroy them.” ALSO READ: Google may soon stop showing torrent links in search results: Report
ExtraTorrents has been active as torrent aggregator since 2006. After going offline for not more than 72 hours, according to The Forbes report, the site is back and working as usual with frequent updates than ever. We on our part didn’t go to the site or the mirror link in question to check if downloads work or not. This piece is purely written with intentions to provide information. Piracy of any sort is harmful to both content manufacturers and consumers.