As a result, the top spot is now taken by KickassTorrents. There is a good chance that it will return again next year. Only public and English language content sites are included. The site uses several domain names with. File-sharing icon The Pirate Bay is currently down, but gets a mention thanks to a popular copy. Battling various censorship efforts the site has burned through a few different domain names over the years. Like every year there are a few movers and shakers though, and the biggest impact was made by the Pirate Bay raid early last month.
People who want to increase their privacy may want to use a. Considering the situation we decided to mention both the original Pirate Bay domain and the most-used copy. Torrentz has been the leading BitTorrent meta-search engine for many years. . The case is still ongoing. This is also reflected in our annual top 10 where most torrent sites have had a consistent listing for more than half a decade.
KickassTorrents was founded in 2009 and surpassed The Pirate Bay in traffic this year, even before it went down. Below is the full list of the top 10 most-visited torrent sites at the start of the new year. Despite posting only a few dozen torrents per week it attracts millions of visitors. Unlike the other sites featured in the list Torrentz does not host any torrent files, it merely redirects visitors to other places on the web. However, there are several copies and clones of the site which, at least temporarily, take its place. There are currently several popular clones and copies of the site that together can easily match the traffic of most other sites that are listed.
Most torrent users rarely change their downloading habits or the places where they get their daily torrent dose. The list is based on various traffic reports and we display the Alexa and U. Most recently it switched address. The rest of the top 10 consists of other familiar names. At the start of 2015 KickassTorrents is pulling in most traffic followed by Torrentz. The site appeared in the news this summer after it was sued by LionsGate for posting a link to a leaked copy of The Expendables 3.
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