Here Is The List Of Top 10 Best Torrent Sites Of 2016
Torrent websites are file sharing websites which uses a peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) communications protocol in which every user hosts the file he/she has downloaded. In other words, Torrent is basically a file extension for Torrent Clients. These files contain text and point it to trackers to start download from seeders (those who uploaded the file) as well as leechers (those who download the file). Therefore, the speed of downloading of any torrent file depends upon leechers, seeders as well as number of peers.
Many people download most of the data from the torrent sites, as it is one of the best places for free download of movies, videos, games, software etc, no matter whether it is banned or pirated.
Torrents are the big network, it is possible to circulate any file across any country in overnight using Torrents. It is essential to know about the torrent and best torrent download sites to make use of it in the right way.
Like 2015 we are giving out our choice of best torrent website for you ease. The top torrents list has seen some huge changes through 2015 due to various reasons. Given below are the top 10 torrent websites of 2016, according to various traffic reports and Alexa Traffic Rank. The list below also features some doubtful newcomers along with last year’s ranking for each of the top 10 torrent sites.
KickassTorrents (sometimes abbreviated KAT) is a website, founded in 2008, that provides torrent files and magnet links to facilitate peer-to-peer file sharing using the BitTorrent protocol. It surpassed The Pirate Bay in traffic last year. It offers download the torrent files in categories like movies, music, software, anime and others. Over the years, this site has burned through a few different domain names while combating various censorship efforts. In the recent past, it had to switch to a Costa Rican .cr domain after it lost its Somalian .so address.
They have just added their own release group to compensate with the demise of YTS/YIFY and hopefully we could see some great titles released by them.
ALEXA RANK: 85 / LAST YEAR #1
Founded in 2003, The Pirate Bay (commonly abbreviated TPB) is an online index of digital content of mostly entertainment media, where visitors can search, download and contribute magnet links and torrent files, which facilitate peer-to-peer file sharing among users of the BitTorrent protocol.
In the past, it was the king of torrent site and one of the main piracy icons. At the start of 2015, the torrent site wasn’t online, as it had to deal with a staff revolt. However, it was able to quickly lure millions of users after it made a successful comeback operating from a hydra of domain names until last week.
ALEXA RANK: NA / COMPETE RANK: NA / LAST YEAR #4
Extra Torrent is another most popular torrent site that continues to gain traffic with millions of visitor per day. One of the most active torrent communities, Extra Torrent offers easy search for torrent through their catalog in categories. The site is also the home of the popular ETTV and ETRG release groups.
ALEXA RANK: 342 / LAST YEAR #3
Torrentz is a meta-search engine for BitTorrent that indexes torrents from various major torrent websites and offers compilations of various trackers per torrent that are not necessarily present in the default .torrent file. So, when a tracker is down, other trackers can do the work. It was the second most popular torrent website in 2012 and again in 2015. Torrentz does not host any torrent files or magnet links, but redirects visitors to other places on the web. The site uses several domain names with .eu being the most popular.
ALEXA RANK: 351 / LAST YEAR #3
RARBG (sometimes abbreviated RBG) is a website, founded in 2008, that provides torrent files and magnet links to facilitate peer-to-peer file sharing using the BitTorrent protocol. Started as a Bulgarian tracker, RARBG was last year’s newcomer and continues to rake in more visitors. Last year, the site was blocked by UK ISPs, which put it on the same level with most other sites in the top 10.
ALEXA RANK: 1,101 / LAST YEAR #7
1337X is another best and most popular torrent site. Basically, this site is based on community, where people share best torrent files for free download. It indexed in large database from many torrent sites like torrentz, torrentdb etc. Most of traffic of this site comes from UK and liked by UK users a lot.
1337x has traditionally been a community driven torrent site but several weeks ago most of the admins and moderators abandoned ship over security concerns. The coming year it will become clear whether 1337x can keep its status into 2016.
ALEXA RANK: 1,249 / LAST YEAR #9
EZTV was a TV torrent distribution group founded in May 2005 and dissolved in April 2015, after a hostile takeover of their domains and brand by “EZCLOUD LIMITED”. The site continues to operate under new ownership and releases its own torrents now. In harmony with the original owners, a number of large torrent sites have banned these ‘new’ releases from their sites.
ALEXA RANK: 1,373 / LAST YEAR #NA
TorrentHound is one of best torrent site 2016 with an average of 2 visitors per second. This site has been around since the last decade but is a newcomer in the top 10. This site has more than 85 lakh torrent files and with more than 40 crore seeds. It has also been on the radar of copyright holders this year. On Homepage, you can check out most downloaded torrent files, which contain latest movies, games etc. The torrent site is blocked in several countries and was reported as a piracy haven to the U.S. government, alongside many other sites in this list.
ALEXA RANK: 2,239 / LAST YEAR #NA
While YTS.ag is nowhere connected to the original YTS or YIFY group, it wishes to take its place. As with the new EZTV, many of the large torrent sites are not allowing the group to use the YIFY or YTS brands on their sites.
ALEXA RANK: 740 / COMPETE RANK: 4,271 / LAST YEAR #NA
Around for several years, TorrentDownloads has regained a spot in the top 10 this year, after it was featured for the last time in 2011. It’s a no-nonsense index that offers torrents to millions of users each month. Files database of this site is increasing at very sharp rate. The site provides you quality torrents with magnet links as well.
ALEXA RANK: 2,969 / LAST YEAR #NA
2016 was a bad year for Torrent lovers with two of the best known torrent websites, EZTV and YIFY/YTS being shut down due to different reasons. Also the popular Popcorn Time had to shut down due to similar reasons.
EZTV was subject to hostile takeover though the new admin continued with their own ‘unofficial’ EZTV releases. YIFY’s YTS website however met with legal troubles. The Australian admin ran into legal trouble. The official YTS website shut down but it was quickly replaced by the “unofficial” YTS.ag, which gathered a large user-base over the past two months.
A new torrent website, Rutracker is fast emerging as a potential candidate into the top five league somewhere in 2016.
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