Torrentz.eu, One of world’s most visited torrent site announced its shutdown a few hour ago. The reason for cease of operation is still unknown and is surprising to entire torrent community.
A few weeks back we saw fall of the biggest torrent site kickass torrents and Apple’s and Facebook hands in kat.cr takedown. Now maybe it’s turn for Torrentz.eu the biggest meta search engine for torrents.
Torrentz.eu was one of largest torrent sites. It didn’t host any torrents but acted like a search engine which linked to many other torrents sites like kickass and Pirates Bay.
Torrrentz.eu has announced “farewell” to millions of users today. The world’s biggest torrents meta search engine has decided to cease its operations. It was a surprise shutdown and the reasons are still unknown.
Torrentz was founded in 2003 and served as biggest indexing site for all torrents for over 13 years. With millions of visitors per day the site became one of most visited torrent sites but sadly today we can say an era has ended with fall of Torrentz.
A few hours ago Torrentz disabled its search functionality without any hint. At first sight the home page looked normal but those who tried searching torrent will notice that they are no longer present.
The site is also referring itself in past tense referring to end of an era. This was the message it displayed
“Torrentz was a free, fast and powerful meta-search engine combining results from dozens of search engines”
Even the site users having accounts are no longer able to login in. Instead they see the message which reads “Torrentz will always love you. Farewell.”
Is this a another takedown after KickassTorrents ? Do other torrent sites like Pirates Bay too face possibility of shutdown or cease of operation ? Maybe some questions can only be answered in future.