ExtraTorrent, The World’s 2ed most popular Torrent website has permanently shut down. The decision has been a few minutes ago on the home page of the website. After, KickassTorrent and Torrentz.eu this is the 3rd biggest farewell of another major player of torrents.
However, the reason behind this shutdown is unknown, But a Torrent news website TorrentFreak, Reached ExtraTorrent operator SaM who confirmed that this is indeed the end of the road for the site. “It’s time we say goodbye,” he said, without providing more details.
ExtraTorrent was founded in November 2006, ET managed to get a huge audience from around the world. After the end of KickassTorrents and Torrentz ExtraTorrent Became the 2ed biggest Torrent site in the World.
With an Alexa Global rank of 291, the website had almost a million unique visitors daily. That means it’s gonna affect millions of torrent downloaders from across the globe.
SaM also confirmed to Torrent Freak that media ripping site ETRG will also be shutting down while sites such as Ettv and Ethd could remain operational.
ExtraTorrent also confirmed that all its mirror websites such as Extra.to, ExtraTorrent.cool have also shut down.
ExtraTorrent is the latest part of the series of BitTorrent giants to fall in in past one year. previously, KickassTorrents, Torrentz.eu, What.cd went offline.
It’s unclear whether legal pressure had anything to do with the shutdown, But that won’t surprise if it happened because of legal pressure.
Update: ExtraTorrent’s release group ETRG is also gone now.
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