KickassTorrents is dead, here are top 5 Torrent site alternatives to that was once world’s most popular torrent website
With the demise of KickassTorrents the search for alternate torrent websites has already begun.
Following the shut down of kickassTorrents after its alleged founder Artem Vaulin got arrested in Poland and an order given by a federal court in Chicago which led to the seizure of all official KAT domain names including kickasstorrents.com, kastatic.com, thekat.tv, kat.cr, kickass.to, kat.ph and kickass.cr. The torrent community has now come in need of finding top alternatives to KickassTorrents aka KAT.
Below is the top 5 torrent site alternatives to the KickassTorrents based on various traffic reports and stats. The ranking is listed in order of the torrent websites popularity on Alexa.
Top 5 Most Popular Torrent Alternatives To KickassTorrents
1. Torrentz (Alexa rank-188) / Most popular alternative to KickassTorrents
Update: Torrentz has shut down
Torrentz has been the top BitTorrent meta-search engine for many years, unlike other torrent websites it does not have any torrent or magnet links hosted on it instead it directs users to proper search results from other torrent websites.
While Torrentz started this year with ranking at 3rd in the list of most popular torrent websites it took over the rankings to beat The Pirate Bay and now has topped the chart after the demise of KickassTorrents.
2. The Pirate Bay (Alexa rank-329) / Most popular alternative to KickassTorrents
The Pirate Bay started its journey long back in 2003 and since then has faced several ups and downs with its co-founders getting arrested and facing lawsuits worth in millions of $. It made a comeback of sorts after the Swedish police raided its data center in Nacka and arrested one of the admins in 2014. The Pirate Bay is popularly known as HYDRA due to its various domains. It has switched several domains time to time to avoid the authorities. Currently, it is using its original .org domain.
3. ExtraTorrent (Alexa rank-449) / Most popular alternative to KickassTorrents
ExtraTorrent is well-known torrent website with its website design and interface making it easier to search for the content with proper category wise listing. ExtraTorrent has maintained its 3rd position in the list of top most popular torrent websites, starting from 2015. this site is also the home of the most popular torrent release groups including ETTV and ETRG release groups.
4. YTS aka YIFY (Alexa rank-690) / Most popular alternative to Kickasstorrents
yts.ag is not the original YTS or YIFY group. After the demise of original YIFY/YTS this website took its place and since it has gained lots of popularity with its unique style website look.
5. RarBG (Alexa rank-768) / Most popular alternative to KickassTorrents
Founded in 2008, RarBG gained quick popularity and provides torrent files and magnet links to facilitate p-p file sharing, the site has been blocked by UK, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Portugal and several other countries though has managed to make it to 5th rank in top most popular torrent websites.
In addition to the above list of most popular torrent website alternative to KickassTorrents, few newcomers has also tried to clone and take place of the popular KickassTorrents.
Users are advised to block popups and not to provide their login credentials on any of the KickassTorrents clones
A redditor has given his list for Kickasstorrents alternatives which is as follows :
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Remember the above websites are also unverified by torrent users and you may block popups while surfing them.