|Putlocker.is was one of the most popular video streaming services among file-sharers, before it went offline without any explanation a few days ago. The website currently displays a CloudFlare error message indicating that its servers are unresponsive. The site operators haven’t indicated any signs of life either.
Putlocker.is accounted for dozens of millions of monthly views, ranking among the 250 most-visited sites in the world and was particularly popular in the US, Canada, Australia and South Africa.
However, a few days ago Putlocker suddenly went offline. A brief downtime period sometimes happens to these type of websites, but the prolonged one raises concern among users, who are already voicing their frustration online after running into yet another CloudFlare downtime banner, indicating them that Putlocker’s servers are still unresponsive.
The Putlocker.is team cannot be reached at their known support address, as the email returns an error message as well. The problems were believed to relate to the site’s servers, since the domain name itself was operating as it should and hasn’t been seized or suspended. Soon the Whois information for the site was updated and now shows a new owner.
The industry watchers noticed that the downtime occurred right after the MPAA reported Putlocker.is to the United States Trade Representative, calling it one of the largest piracy threats. The movie group revealed that Putlocker operates from Vietnam, and its servers are hosted at the Swiss company Private Layer. However, it is unknown whether there’s a direct relation between the report and the downtime.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Monday, October 17th, 2016
|posted by (2016-10-18 01:24:24)|
|Hope they get it back on soon I love this site. They got a couple movies still working but still....lol.....screw American greed you jew bags!!!!|
|posted by (2016-10-18 06:44:37)|
|I understand the part about keeping the entertainment industry going. Streaming takes away from profits, etc. Sometimes they should be taken down. But when it gets in the way of peoples rights/privacy... That takes more precedence.|
|The REAL problem is is that the "industry" is trying to find ways to sustain its obsolete business model. This is 2016, not 1916. You don't need a special building to watch a movie in. I haven't set foot in a theatre in 14 years; they all SUCK! Movies are over-priced, the concessions are over-priced and not really appealing and the cleanliness is spotty. Even worse are all of the arseholes on the"smart" phones.|
TV is making a similar mistake by continuing the practice of doling out episodes over the course of 8-9 months. Netflix proved that people will watch an entire season in a single session. TV still has a place, but it will be for all forms of live content. Scripted content can be handled differently, with VOD being the true future of such programs.
|i couldn't agree with you more Gene. theaters are just there to suck people of their hard earned money. Granted some movies are more better in the theater, but that is very few and far apart. Why would anyone wanna watch shows that are packed full of commercials and a week apart. Sometimes months if they have a mid season finale. The internet is freeing people of the chains placed big big cable companies.|
|You're not kidding Selsley, broadcast TV in the US and Canada is not fit to watch, and lately there's a trend to use 1/3 of the picture to run "banner ads" during the show covering credits... they got this idea where?|
|too bad, i used them over the years ,thanks Putlocker!|
|The commercials are why I pirate. I have Directv but I very rarely watch first run episodes because all of the commercial breaks take away from the show. Just when something is getting good and suspenseful, commercial break. Or the show just came back from a commercial and within 3 minutes, you're back to commercials. So, instead, I wait a couple of minutes after it airs and I have it downloaded to my hard drive so I can watch it straight through.||
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