The Pirate Bay Lost Several Domain NamesAdded: Wednesday, December 30th, 2015
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2015
The most popular BitTorrent indexer lost its active domain names after ThePirateBay.la, .gd, .mn and .vg were suspended by their registrar, as well as some other TPB-related domains. This move makes the website hard to reach using the common channels, but the service still has a backup plan.
After the court ordered The Pirate Bay’s .se domains to be handed over to the government, the tracker team decided to redirect its visitors to 6 new domain names in case the .se domains were lost. The Pirate Bay decided to use more than one domain name, suggesting that not all would survive pressure from the rights owners. The site operators were right – the first domain name was quickly suspended after an intervention from the associated registry, and now The Pirate Bay lost its remaining domains with the domain registrar taking them over.
The .la, .gd, .mn and .vg domains were all listed as “clienthold” by the registry, along with a number of other official TPB domains including .fm, .sh, .mu and .tw. All affected domain names are linked to the same service and registered to the site co-founder Fredrik Neij. It is known that the “clienthold” status is uncommon and normally assigned during legal disputes, non-payment, or when a domain is subject to deletion.
So, what are the consequences for The Pirate Bay users? The site was temporarily not reachable via its .se domain, as it redirected to the domains listed above. However, users could still access the site via .org or .onion addresses. Then the tracker team removed existing .se redirects, and now The Pirate Bay is operating exclusively from the .se domain. The registry hasn’t announced the reason for the suspensions.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Wednesday, December 30th, 2015
|They deal with more crap than any other torrent site. Crazy|
|And be glad they do or the troubles would have other targets.|
|posted by (2015-12-31 14:53:04)|
|Its rely bad Lost Several Domain Names|
|@ 1 : wish u were a matured guy before posting such hate comment regarding TPB,,,,,they r indeed the best p2p till date ever known,,,cheers to TPB & ET (:|
|posted by (2016-01-01 14:49:32)|
|Your comprehensive reading could use some work #4. He said they deal with crap, not deal out crap.|
|@5 : thanks broo,,,,best is to use Ad block plus extension for chrome b4 opening TPB|
|posted by (2016-01-04 02:42:51)|
|This clarifies so much. I couldn't understand how .se could be back. Thanks for this at least I know the .se domain is legit.|
|Beware the over sensitive quick to read and slow to understand. They can run scripts too. Pathetic.||
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