ExtraTorrent shuts down permanently; Top 3 alternatives

Joan Terry
May 18, 2017

Despite the repeated effort to shut down The Pirate Bay, the torrent-indexing site remains operational to this day.

"ExtraTorrent has shut down permanently".

While it is pretty safe to assume that another website will crop up soon to take ExtraTorrent's place, the future of Torrents at large does not look very promising. Stay away from fake ExtraTorrent websites and clones.

One of the world's popular torrent site ExtraTorrent has been permanently shut down on May 17, following the announcement in a brief message posted on the site's homepage.

ExtraTorrent permanent shutdown - Earlier in this week, after a drawn-out downtime period of ExtraTorrent, it has shutdown permanently.

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Torrents tracking website, Torrent Freak reached out to ExtraTorrent admin operator Sam who confirmed that this is indeed the end of the road for the site. However, as software developers release better tools to block illegal downloads, it may be just a matter of time before other top torrent sites are affected as well. He said - "It's time we say goodbye". Sites such as the aforementioned KickassTorrents and Torrentz.eu as well as Coke & Popcorn and What.cd have also previously shut down permanently. Thx to all ET supporters and torrent community. He also confirmed that the Extratorrent's release group ETRG will also be saying goodbye to the torrent community. The site's popularity placed it in the crosshairs of various entertainment industry groups in recent months.

It's unclear whether legal pressure had anything to do with the decision to shut down, but that wouldn't come as a surprise.

SaM asserted that ettv and EtHD could theoretically continue marching on if the two were to get enough donations to sustain the associated expenses and the people behind the duo were ready to keep it going. But now the torrent community must bid their goodbyes to another major player.

ExtraTorrent users can use the following three torrent website alternatives.

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