Torrentz is one of the most popular meta-search engines for torrents and has been operating for more than 13 years. However, Torrentz went down on August 5th 2016 for an unexpected reason. No one seems to know the actual cause for the shut down. Just two week prior to its shut down, Kickass Torrents (KAT) was also taken down by the authorities after the arrest of it’s owner, Artem Vaulin.
Now if you open Kickass Torrents, you will be shown the following message: “Torrentz was a free, fast and powerful meta-search engine combining results from dozens of search engines.”
Torrentz has shut down its search feature, not allowing anyone to access their torrent database following its shut down. If you do try to look up anything on Torrentz then you will be shown the following message: “Torrentz will always love you. Farewell.”
To give you all a little brief about the website, Torrentz.eu was started in July 2003 by one individual named Flippy. What the site did was index torrents from different portals and aggregate them at one place. This made Torrentz.eu one of the best places for torrentors as they got everything under one shed. This also helped users download torrents with multiple trackers, speed up downloads, and prevent dead links.
This is a big blow to millions of people who use to browse movies, music, and other stuff from the search engine. Along with the shutdown of Torrentz search engine, other domains related to it have also seized operation. This includes main .EU domain and its backups .ME, .CH, and .IN, as per Softpedia.
That said, it is still not known whether Torrentz will be back or not. And, what actually caused the shut down. All fingers point towards the shutdown of KAT, which led to the demise of Torrentz.
However, if you are looking for some alternatives of Torrentz, then you can use the following:
The Pirate Bay
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