This is also reflected in our annual top 10 where most torrent sites have had a consistent listing for more than half a decade. People who want to increase their privacy may want to use a. At the start of 2015 KickassTorrents is pulling in most traffic followed by Torrentz. Battling various censorship efforts the site has burned through a few different domain names over the years. Finally, and also deserve a mention. However, there are several copies and clones of the site which, at least temporarily, take its place.
KickassTorrents was founded in 2009 and surpassed The Pirate Bay in traffic this year, even before it went down. Unlike the other sites featured in the list Torrentz does not host any torrent files, it merely redirects visitors to other places on the web. Like every year there are a few movers and shakers though, and the biggest impact was made by the Pirate Bay raid early last month. . Despite posting only a few dozen torrents per week it attracts millions of visitors. At the beginning of 2017 the torrent landscape looks quite different from a year ago.
However, their places were quickly filled by established sites and a few new faces. Most Popular Torrent Sites 1. Considering the situation we decided to mention both the original Pirate Bay domain and the most-used copy. The case is still ongoing. The site appeared in the news this summer after it was sued by LionsGate for posting a link to a leaked copy of The Expendables 3. With the shutdown of KickassTorrents and Torrentz. Torrentz2 is a stand-in for the original Torrentz.
The rest of the top 10 consists of other familiar names. The site uses several domain names with. As a result, the top spot is now taken by KickassTorrents. Update: List of top is now out. The past year has been relatively quiet for the notorious torrent site, which is currently operating from its original. Must read: The unofficial Torrentz reincarnation Torrentz2.
Torrentz has been the leading BitTorrent meta-search engine for many years. Most torrent users rarely change their downloading habits or the places where they get their daily torrent dose. Below is the full list of the top 10 most-visited torrent sites at the start of the new year. There is a good chance that it will return again next year. The list is based on various traffic reports and we display the Alexa rank for each.
There are currently several popular clones and copies of the site that together can easily match the traffic of most other sites that are listed. File-sharing icon The Pirate Bay is currently down, but gets a mention thanks to a popular copy. These releases are banned on some other torrent sites due to this controversial history. This meta-search engine copied the look and feel of the defunct meta-search engine and covers dozens of extra sites compared to its predecessor. TorrentProject is also doing well. The list is based on various traffic reports and we display the Alexa and U. Both have enough traffic to warrant a listing, but we chose to limit the list to sites that are targeted at mainstream content for an English or international audience.
Only public and English language content sites are included. Update: ExtraTorrent has steadily grown its userbase over the past several years and this trend continues. Most recently it switched address. The site has been around for quite a few years already but never made it into the top ten before. Below is the full list of the ten most-visited torrent sites at the start of the new year.
The site was founded in 2008 but only made its first appearance in the top ten in 2015. . . . . .
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