Domain of Largest Torrent Portal Suspended

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Torrentz2.eu, the primary domain of the popular torrent website has been suspended by the EURid. It was the most visited torrent indexing site as of April 2020. Torrentz2, launched in 2016, is the successor of Torrentz, which abruptly shut down the same year. While Torrentz was based in Finland, its heir wasn’t so generous to reveal that info.

But that was no barrier to the meta-search platform, as it rose to become one of the most widely used site in the field, immediately populating with 60 million torrents. It used the same theme and user interface as its precursor. This past September, it added Google to its indexing, bringing a whooping 82 million additional hashes to its list.  

The website operator announced that the action comes after a public prosecutor order, which hands over the domain to EURid. There’s no information as to which country’s prosecution office was moved against the site, and other jurisdiction details. It’s backup site, Torrentz2.is, registered at Iceland’s ISNIC registry, is functional at the time of writing.

Torrentz2 mostly listed pirated content and its popularity did not go unnoticed by copyright holders. Actions against it were taken in many countries with a host of ISPs blocking it. Currently, EURid has placed it under server-hold which means that the domain has been suspended and investigation is underway. No other details have been provided and we might have to wait for a few days before we get some updates on it.

It must be specified that Torrentz2 is not a torrent download site but works as a meta search engine and content aggregator for other portals. In Layman’s terms, it kind of works as the ‘Google’ of the torrent world, where you can search for downloadable torrents at various sites.

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