Torrents have been popular amongst netizens over a long period of time and one name stands out from the rest even today is Pirate Bay. This year has seen a few torrent sites leave the scene which has got some new to the 10 popular torrent sites.
There have been some tuff times around yet Pirate Bay has survived to hold its number one spot at the start of the year 2018 and will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in a few months from now. Extratorrent which was runner-up last year has shut down business which has left a huge gap behind. New entrants like Idope and Zooqle have made to the scene, with new entrants coming in, it means other have closed their shops. Another torrent sites like TorrentProject and isohunt.to have also quit without any notice.
Torrentz is running its business under a new domain name Torrentz2.eu, all links to externally hosted torrents were removed along with the indexed pages. Last but not least would also like to mention RuTracker which has been generating decent traffic to get to the list.
10 POPULAR TORRENT SITES
Torrentz.eu officially closed business in 2016 but continue to work with a new domain name Torrentz2.eu. Currently, the site only lists torrent hashes and no longer provides a link to external torrent sites. With a few browsers add-ons and plugin you can still manage to access the site but its future is uncertain.
Alexa Rank: 349
Many of the torrents sites are unhappy with YTS.AG as it has unofficially taken over the discontinued YTS or YIFY group. As a result of this hijack of a popular brand has led to several torrent sites actively banning its releases.
Alexa Rank: 563
In 2015 the original TV-torrent distribution group EZTV shut down after a hostile takeover by new owners. The new group which currently operates under domain name EZTV.ag and still releases torrents. The torrent site has a controversial history and hence is banned on some torrent sites.
Alexa Rank: 981
NYAA.si a popular anime torrent site was shut down last year has been reincarnated and brought back to life. Previously we left anime-oriented sites out of the list, but since we also include dedicated TV and movie sites, we decided that a mention is more than warranted.
Alexa Rank: 1,575
iDope. ws launched recently in the year 2016 and is a relative newcomer to the torrent club. It has managed to steadily increase its audience over the past year. It is proving a serious competition to Zooqle.
Alexa Rank: 2,358