Popular torrent site ExtraTorrent is no more, but several torrent distribution groups carrying its name are still very much alive. ETTV and ETHD torrents are shared by millions of people every week, and they recently launched a new brand, ETMovies. Today, we ask the team how it all got started and where things go from here.
With the shutdown of Extratorrent, another major torrent site threw in the towel last spring. This also meant that many prominent uploaders groups became homeless. Several of the major players, including ETTV, ETHD, and DTOne have now joined forces and launched their own official download portal.
ExtraTorrent bit the dust last month alongside a warning from its operator to stay away from copycat sites. But despite this clear message and reiterations all around, a hard core of former users couldn’t shake the belief that one of the new sites was actually the real deal. Some people, it seems, just can’t accept that a relationship is over.
ExtraTorrent’s unexpected shutdown last week came as a shock to its users, who suddenly had to find a new home. Most users flocked to other popular sites, including The Pirate Bay, which suffered from ”gateway errors” in response. Meanwhile, many copycats and mirrors are also trying to get a piece of the cake.
Just days after ExtraTorrent closed its doors, various sites popped up claiming to be the popular torrent site resurrected. Some even go as far as stating they’re operated by former staffers, which was quickly picked up by the press. In reality, however, the widely covered copycat appears to be a Pirate Bay mirror with an ExtraTorrent skin.
With ExtraTorrent’s closure this week another BitTorrent giant has fallen. While many torrent sites have come and gone over the years, ExtraTorrent’s departure also means that several prominent torrent uploaders are without a home. That said, after a few days it appears that several of these groups will carry on, keeping the ET spirit alive.
Popular torrent site ExtraTorrent has permanently shut down. The abrupt decision was announced a few minutes ago in a brief message posted on the site’s homepage. This means that after the demise of KickassTorrents and Torrentz.eu, the torrent community must say farewell to another major player.
ExtraTorrent, one of the most visited torrent sites on the Internet, is suffering from connectivity issues. The site has been offline for nearly 24 hours, with CloudFlare suggesting that the server is offline. No official reason has yet been provided, but several ExtraTorrent affiliate groups and sites are still active.