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ExtraTorrent loses main Extratorrent.cc domain

Written by James Delahunty @ 02 Mar 2017 10:54 User comments (5)

ExtraTorrent loses main Extratorrent.cc domain

It appears that ExtraTorrent has lost its primary domain name, Extratorrent.cc, but is still accessible through backups.
The domain name seems to have been disconnected by the registrar, Internet BS, according to a report coming from TorrentFreak, an excellent source for news about developments in the online copyright and piracy wars.

ExtraTorrent is a huge source for torrents online, second probably only to the notorious Pirate Bay in terms of visitors.

A WHOIS probe of ExtraTorrent.cc returns a status of "clienthold," typically associated with legal disputes, non-payment or domain deletion.

TorrentFreak notes that the site is still accessible through various backups, such as Extra.to.

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5 user comments

12.3.2017 12:18

I use uTorrent and Torrent Rover for downloading and have seen a big decline in torrent sites in the past couple of years due to copyright infringement and the like. Someday they wont call it the world wide web anymore. Its coming!

22.3.2017 21:55

Originally posted by sikosrus:
I use uTorrent and Torrent Rover for downloading and have seen a big decline in torrent sites in the past couple of years due to copyright infringement and the like. Someday they wont call it the world wide web anymore. Its coming!

Highly unlikely. The methods will change, but they really can't put that djinn back in the bottle.

32.3.2017 23:59

I noticed this last night and U was here we go again :)

43.3.2017 08:47

Originally posted by sikosrus:
I use uTorrent and Torrent Rover for downloading and have seen a big decline in torrent sites in the past couple of years due to copyright infringement and the like. Someday they wont call it the world wide web anymore. Its coming!
I don't think people call it that anymore anyway but I get your point. Thankfully we are at the point where you don't actually need domain names. The silk road is proof of that...it took a multi-year investigation and some seriously lazy people to take it down, and even then it was only possible by physically going to the servers...after they found them thanks to the lazy security practices of some of the mods. Now that domain names are under the control of an international body including several countries with internet policies that make the USA look like guardians of free speech this will become all the more important. I predict there will come a time when typing in a web address will seem as antiquated as dialing a phone number to connect to a bbs.

53.3.2017 21:11

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by sikosrus:
I use uTorrent and Torrent Rover for downloading and have seen a big decline in torrent sites in the past couple of years due to copyright infringement and the like. Someday they wont call it the world wide web anymore. Its coming!
I don't think people call it that anymore anyway but I get your point. Thankfully we are at the point where you don't actually need domain names. The silk road is proof of that...it took a multi-year investigation and some seriously lazy people to take it down, and even then it was only possible by physically going to the servers...after they found them thanks to the lazy security practices of some of the mods. Now that domain names are under the control of an international body including several countries with internet policies that make the USA look like guardians of free speech this will become all the more important. I predict there will come a time when typing in a web address will seem as antiquated as dialing a phone number to connect to a bbs.
With Trump in office I feel a day is not too far when you try to accss any such site police with assault rifles will be at your door steps within minutes !

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