Torrentz.eu R.I.P.

Die Torrent-Meta-Suchmaschine Torrentz.eu macht nach 13 Jahren dicht. Nach Kickass die zweite große Torrent-Seite innerhalb weniger Wochen. Gründe gaben sie nicht bekannt und die Seite hostete keine eigenen Torrents, die zeitliche Nähe zur Abschaltung von Kickass lässt da aber keinen großen Interpretationsspielraum. Torrents are dying.

farewell

A few hours ago and without warning, Torrentz disabled its search functionality. At first sight the main page looks normal but those who try to find links to torrents will notice that they’re no longer there. Instead, the site is now referring to itself in the past tense, suggesting that after more than a decade the end has arrived.

“Torrentz was a free, fast and powerful meta-search engine combining results from dozens of search engines,” the text reads. The site’s user are no longer able to login either. Instead, they see the following message: “Torrentz will always love you. Farewell.”