World’s popular movie streaming website, Putlocker makes a comeback by bypassing EuroDNS blockhole
In February we had reported how the world’s most popular movie streaming website, Putlocker.is had been struggling against the authorities. It had put on a brave fight and shifted to a new domain, Putlocker.ch but even that fight didn’t last long. In the weeks that followed, Putlocker.ch domain was taken over by the registrar EuroDNS, who’ve pointed it to a 127.0.0.1 blackhole.
This hit the online movie viewers real bad. This can be judged by the fact that Putlocker.is and its alternate domain, Putlocker.ch has nearly 12 million monthly views and was ranked 252nd most-visited website on the Internet n its heydays. Putlocker is particularly popular in the United States, Canada, Australia and South Africa.
By the strange twist of fate, Putlocker.is seems to be back in action from yesterday. If you visit the Putlocker.is website, you will no longer get the ‘únable to load website’ message. Instead. the visitors are now redirected to a newer domain. The Whois records which till last week pointed to EuroDNS holding the domain now show Putlocker is back in control.
The admin team of Putlocker.is team somehow seems to have managed to bypass the DNS blackhole imposed by the registrar after a court ban. Torrent Freak, however, notes that Putlocker.is is now registered by the same admin who has control over Putlocker.ch. This is the “new” owner who took over the .is domain late last year after Putlocker.is was first banned.
Whatever the reason, online movie viewers can now enjoy viewing movies on the streaming website without a hitch until the authorities and media companies bring new blocks on them. If you are somehow unable to view Putlocker.is or its new domain Putlockertv.is, you can always refer our top 3 Putlocker alternative websites.
Here are top 3 Putlocker like movie streaming websites
Without any doubt, the best alternative to Putlocker is SolarMovie website. SolarMovie boasts a high-quality search engine for movies online much like Putlocker. SolarMovie is one of the greats and you’ll want to add it to your bookmarks right away. Right now the SolarMovie website is being operated from Solarmovie.sc however, that can quickly change as anti-piracy groups are always on a lookout for stopping such streaming websites.
Vumoo is easily the best free movie streaming website like Putlocker online. It has an incredibly well designed interface. Finding movies to watch is easily achieved with just a few clicks. The added advantage with Vumoo is that it has the latest releases as soon as they are available. If you want to watch movies online before anyone else, chances are you’ll find them at Vumoo first. Right now Vumoo is operated from Vumoo.li as well as Vumoo.at domains.
Niter is another free movie streaming website like Putlocker. Niter’s interface will remind you more about Netflix than Putlocker because of the way it is designed. If you care about how awesome the menu and navigation look, you should give Niter a try. Plus, we didn’t come across too many ads though a video popup opened while surfing it, which is a huge plus with movie streaming websites. Give Niter a try and you may as well thank us.
The above three Putlocker.is alternatives are best working free movies streaming websites right now. There are some other movie streaming websites which we have not tested but are doing well.