Torrentz.eu, the Mega Torrents Search Engine Shuts Down
2016 is a bad year for torrent websites and the torrents community as a whole. Just weeks after one of the most popular torrents website, KickassTorrents was shut down, another Torrents community icon, Torrentz.Eu has mysteriously shut shop.
It has been exactly sixteen days since US Department of Justice announced the arrest of Kickass Torrents’ admin in Poland and seizure of KickassTorrents domains like Kat.cr. Now, Torrentz.eu, the Internet’s biggest BitTorrent meta-search engine, has shut down, according to messages displayed its home page.
At the time of writing, the Torrentz.eu displays a message that reads “Torrentz was a free, fast and powerful meta-search engine combining results from dozens of search engines.”
Trying to run a search, or clicking any link on the site changes that message to “Torrentz will always love you. Farewell.”
Its not just the most popular Torrentz.eu domain, in fact, all Torrentz domains feature the same page. This includes the Torrentz backups .ME, .CH, and .IN. The site’s HTTPS version features the same messages.
Torrentz.eu was never a torrents website but a very popular mega torrent search engine. It was so popular that we had listed it in our most popular torrents websites for 2016 and before its abrupt shutdown, Torrentz.eu had #186 Alexa rank.
The site was launched in July 2003 by an individual named Flippy. The site’s purpose was to index torrents from several large portals and aggregate all the different trackers. This allowed users to download torrent files with multiple trackers in their source, speeding up downloads and preventing dead links in case servers went down.