Torrentz is Officially down and will never be back
Torrent always loves you Farewell
The shutting down of Kickass Torrents and Torrentz.eu had broken a million hearts worldwide when they both were banned within a span of two weeks
Running for more than 13 years, Torrentz.eu was one of the largest torrent sites in existence, but it differed to many of the other big names. It was considered a meta-search engine, and pulled in results from other sites including KickassTorrents and the Pirate Bay.
In a surprise move, the owners of Torrentz have shut the site down and disabled its search function. The site had been around since 2003 and was one of the oldest and most popular Torrent sources, ranking as the 186th most popular website worldwide. Unlike other sites such as the recently shut down Kickass Torrents, and the still functioning Pirate Bay, which actually act as hosts for shared files. Torrentz acted only as a search engine on which to discover which websites had a particular file available from a list of 28 potential sources.
At the moment, at least, the site is still online — but it is not functional. Text on the site reads: “Torrentz was a free, fast and powerful meta-search engine combining results from dozens of search engines.” If you try to perform a search for anything, you’ll be greeted by the message: “Torrentz will always love you. Farewell.”
While details of what has happened remain unknown, one thing is for sure — it won’t be long before a replacement pops up to fill the void that has been created.
the site now remains an obvious potential target as one of the most popular torrent sites in existence, as now, with the shutdown of Torrentz, Extratorrent’s popularity is only expected to grow.
However Torrentz was a free, fast and powerful meta-search engine combining results from dozens of search engines.” Attempts to search or navigate the site yield only a taut goodbye: “Torrentz will always love you. Farewell.” But if there had been a formal takedown request, you’d expect the site to be gone or perhaps even replaced by a DMCA seizure notice.