1337x

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1337x
1337X logo.svg
Type of site
Torrent index, magnet links provider
Website1337x.to
Alexa rankIncrease 279 (August 2018)[1]
RegistrationOptional, free
Launched2007; 12 years ago (2007)
Current statusOnline

1337x is a website that provides a directory of torrent files and magnet links used for peer-to-peer file sharing through the BitTorrent protocol.[2] According to the TorrentFreak news blog, 1337x is the third most popular torrent website as of 2018.[3]

History[edit]

1337x was founded in 2007 and saw increasing popularity in 2016 after the closure of KickassTorrents.[2] In October 2016, it introduced a website redesign with new functionalities,[2][4] the site is banned from Google search queries and does not show up when searching through Google search.[2][4] This action was taken following request by Feelgood Entertainment in 2015;[2][5] in 2015 the site moved from its older .pl domain to .to, partly in order to evade the block.[2][4][6]

It has been touted as an alternative to The Pirate Bay in face of its potential demise.[7][8][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1337x.to Site Info". Alexa. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Torrent Site 1337x Hopes New Design Will Prevent Search Engine Bans - TorrentFreak". TorrentFreak. 2016-10-30. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  3. ^ "Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2018 - TorrentFreak". TorrentFreak. 2018-01-07. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  4. ^ a b c Times, Tech (2016-10-31). "1337x Takes On The Pirate Bay As Torrentz And Kickass Torrents Alternative Unveils New Site Design". Tech Times. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  5. ^ "DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google :: Notices :: Lumen". www.lumendatabase.org. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  6. ^ "1337x Staff Abandon "Insecure" Torrent Site, Start Over - TorrentFreak". TorrentFreak. 2015-12-20. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  7. ^ Guide, Game & (2016-10-18). "Kickass Torrent Crisis News & Update: Pirate Bay Kills All Competitions; KickassTorrents (KAT), Torrentz, Torrent Hound No More?". Gamenguide. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  8. ^ Patel, Vinay (24 October 2016). "The Pirate Bay Alternative: Google Hits TPB With A New Block [VIDEO]; See Top Three Alternatives". www.universityherald.com. Archived from the original on 25 October 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  9. ^ Post, Latin (2016-10-26). "The Pirate Bay has shut down, but users can try these alternatives". Latin Post. Retrieved 2016-10-31.

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