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New KickAss Torrents (KAT) ~ Best Torrent Sites (Updated November 2020)

New KickAss Torrents (KAT) ~ Best Torrent Sites (Updated November 2020)

January 01, 2019Wang Wei
The new Kickass Torrents website is once again back online and with many new Kickass proxies and alternatives. In July 2017, popular BitTorrent site Kickass Torrents (KAT cr) was taken down by the United States authorities after its owner Artem Vaulin was arrested for hosting copyrighted material. The peer-to-peer file-sharing site became the world's biggest piracy hub after The Pirate Bay went offline after promoting copyrighted content. Shortly after the US government and law enforcement shut down the original KAT site, a group of devoted site staffers launched the Katcr.co forum in hopes of bringing back the Kickass torrent download sites to its former glory soon. New Kickass Torrent Domain and Proxies Katcr.co's team has now launched a new torrent website that looks identical to the original Kickass site. It hosts a good number of torrent files and magnet links for movie torrents, TV shows, software, games, and music torrents. The new Kickass Torrent site (
ExtraTorrent, Popular Torrent Site, Permanently Shuts Down!

ExtraTorrent, Popular Torrent Site, Permanently Shuts Down!

May 17, 2017Wang Wei
After the shutdown of Kickass Torrents and Torrentz.eu , it's time for the torrent community to say goodbye to the second most popular torrent site in the world, ExtraTorrent. Yes, the popular torrent site ExtraTorrent has permanently shut down. So, stop searching for ' extratorrents unblock ' and ' extratorrents proxy ' websites. In a short but clear message on its homepage , the ExtraTorrent portal announced Wednesday that it has shut down for good, saying "farewell" to its millions of users. The ShutDown Message Reads: " ExtraTorrent has shut down permanently " "ExtraTorrent with all mirrors goes offline.. We permanently erase all data. Stay away from fake ExtraTorrent websites and clones. Thx to all ET supporters and torrent community. ET was a place to be...." The message does not mention the reason of shutdown of the torrent site but indicates that the popular torrent index will not return. Launched in November
Kickass Torrents — Domain Names Seized! Owner Arrested! Website Goes Down!

Kickass Torrents — Domain Names Seized! Owner Arrested! Website Goes Down!

July 21, 2016Mohit Kumar
The federal authorities have finally arrested the alleged mastermind behind the world's largest and most notorious BitTorrent distribution site Kickass Torrents (KAT) , the US Justice Department announced on Wednesday. After The Pirate Bay had suffered copyright infringement hardship, Kickass Torrents (KAT) became the biggest and most-used pirate site on the Internet, attracting millions of daily unique visitors. However, the site appears to be offline after its alleged owner Artem Vaulin , a 30-year-old Ukrainian national was apprehended in Poland today, and the US government has requested his extradition. Although some proxy sites seem to be currently up and running, its main site, https://kat.cr , appears to be down worldwide and most of the other Kickass Torrents domains, including kickasstorrents.com, kastatic.com, thekat.tv, kat.cr, kickass.cr, kickass.to, kat.ph, have been seized by the authorities. Charges Filed Against Kickass Torrents Owner According to cri
KickAss Torrent Download Website Seized

KickAss Torrent Download Website Seized

February 09, 2015Swati Khandelwal
So far, the torrent users didn't forget the incident of The Pirate Bay seizer, that another most popular Torrent website, KickAss Torrents , has been kicked off by the Somalian registry. KickAss Torrent download website has lost access to its Kickass.so - the Somalian domain with millions of unique visitors per day and the most visited torrent website on the Internet. The domain is currently offline and, according to TorrentFreak, the Somalia based KickAss Torrent download domain was recently listed as "banned" by the .so registry, forcing the site's operators to switch to another domain. Just like The Pirate Bay , KickAss Torrents is also a well-known torrent download service that has often been criticized for providing easy access to pirated content, so it's no surprise that the ban came following a complaint received by Somalian authorities. KickAss Torrents website stopped working around 4 am ET and is still offline and will not be returning. Howeve
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