ExtraTorrent Shuts Down & Says Farewell To Their Loyal Users
Another Torrent website closes its door permanently to its fans and users. Recently this week, the second largest torrent website, the ExtraTorrent says farewell to its loyal users online.
Last Wednesday, the ExtraTorrent homepage become not operational and instead of a farewell message pops out on the screen. Saying goodbye and thanks to their millions fans and users worldwide.
"ExtraTorrent has shut down permanently. ExtraTorrent with all mirrors goes offline. We permanently erase all data. Stay away from fake ExtraTorrent websites and clones." Says on the homepage message. "Thx to all ET supporters and torrent community. ET was a place to be..."
According to the ExtraTorrent operator, SaM, he confirmed that the Torrent site would forever be closing its door and it is time to say goodbye to every torrent user online. However, as the source stated, as for ET release groups, SaM said that Ettv and Ethd will remain operational if they get enough donations to sustain the expenses and if the people handling it are ready to keep going. The ETRG, on the other hand, is also gone now, it is unclear if the decision was made because of legal pressure.
The closing of the ExtraTorrent is another loss of the major player to the BitTorrent community, following the demise of Kickass Torrents and Torrentz.eu. In the past years, a lot of Torrent websites become successful and eventually shut down due to the legal law against media piracy.
November 2006 when the ExtraTorrent was established, a time when sites like TorrentSpy and Mininova were dominating the Torrent online world. The ET, however, worked hard and attracted an audience, even outgrowing its predecessors and ended up becoming the second largest torrent site, next to The Pirate Bay.
For the loyal users of the ExtraTorrent, there is still good alternatives site. The Pirate Bay and another good site like YTS, 1337X and RARBG are still operating online.