Without prior warning, popular meta-search engine Torrentz closed its doors for good last week. While many users were still staring at the farewell message in disbelief, several torrent site operators sprung into action to get their Torrentz clones ready, leveraging the goodwill built by the popular brand.
Over the past couple of weeks, two of the largest torrent sites on the Internet shut down. After KickassTorrents was shut down by the U.S. Government, meta-search engine Torrentz.eu also said farewell yesterday. Looking back over the years, they are not the only torrent giants to have fallen.
Torrentz.eu, one of the world’s largest torrent sites, has announced “farewell” to its millions of users. The meta-search engine, which hosted no torrents of its own but linked to other sites including The Pirate Bay, has decided to cease its operation. The surprise shutdown marks the end of an era.