ExtraTorrent.ag, 1 of the Internet's most well-known torrent internet sites, appears to have some major domain problems. The internet site sprang up in the wake of the first ExtraTorrent's demise accurately a calendar year in the past, hoping to scoop up some of its targeted traffic. But yesterday the domain, which was previously house to a top 10 torrent site, began pointing to a generic landing page and is now returning security warnings.
Specifically one particular yr in the past, thousands and thousands of customers in the BitTorrent local community went into mourning with the shock depature of a person of its important players.
ExtraTorrent was founded in back again in November 2006, at a time when classic platforms this sort of as TorrentSpy and Mininova have been dominating the torrent site landscape. But with devotion and resolve, the web-site amassed thousands and thousands of each day guests, outperforming each other torrent website aside from the mighty Pirate Bay.
Then, on Could 17, 2017, every little thing arrived crashing down.
“ExtraTorrent has shut down completely,” a notice in the web-site read. “ExtraTorrent with all mirrors goes offline. We permanently erase all data. Remain absent from phony ExtraTorrent websites and clones. Thx to all ET supporters and torrent local community. ET was a location to be….”
Even though ExtraTorrent staff members could not be far more clear in advising people to keep absent from clones, few folks listened to their warnings. Inside of several hours, new web-sites appeared professing to be official replacements for the a lot-loved torrent web site and people today flocked to them in their thousands and thousands.
A person of people was ExtraTorrent.ag, a torrent internet site related to the operators of EZTV.ag, which appeared as a alternative in the wake of the official EZTV’s demise. Graphically quite identical to the authentic ExtraTorrent, the .ag ‘replacement’ had none of its namesake’s neighborhood or one of a kind written content. But that did not dent its reputation.
At the start of this week, ExtraTorrent.ag was one of the most preferred torrent websites on the Net. With an Alexa rank of about 2,200, it would’ve clinched ninth position in our Best 10 Torrent Web pages report earlier this 12 months. Having said that, immediately after registering the site’s domain a 12 months in the past, something appears to have absent erroneous.
Yesterday, on the anniversary of ExtraTorrent’s shutdown and specifically a year immediately after the ExtraTorrent.ag area was registered, ExtraTorrent.ag disappeared only to be replaced by a generic landing page, as demonstrated below.
ExtraTorrent.ag landing page
This morning, nevertheless, there appear to be extra complications. Accessing with Firefox creates the web site previously mentioned but trying to do so with Chrome creates an ominous safety warning.
In fact, all those guarded by MalwareBytes won’t be in a position to access the page at all, given that ExtraTorrent.ag redirects to the domain FindBetterResults.com, which the anti-malware application flags as malicious.
The transform was described to TF by the operator of area unblocking internet site Unblocked.lol, which offers torrent web page proxies as well as access to are living Tv and sports activities.
“I noticed when I started out obtaining email messages stating ExtraTorrent was redirecting to some parked area. When I jumped on the Computer system and checked myself it was just redirecting to a blank website page,” he informs us.
“First I believed they’d blocked our IP tackle so I employed some unique ones. But I shortly learned the domain was in fact parked.”
So what has happened to this beforehand-functioning area?
Whois data show that ExtraTorrent.ag was produced on May well 17, 2017 and appears to have been registered for a yr. Yesterday, on May perhaps 17, 2018, the domain was up-to-date to checklist what could potentially be a new owner, with an expiry day of May possibly 17, 2019.
When domains have expired, they ordinarily enter an ‘Auto-Renew Grace Period’ for up to 45 times. This is followed by a 30-day ‘Redemption Grace Period’. At the finish of this 2nd interval, domains can not be renewed and are released for 3rd-get-togethers to register. That does not show up to have been the situation right here.
So, to discover out a lot more about the unexpected variations we attained out to the email handle shown in the WHOIS report but gained no response. Really should we listen to more we’ll update this report but in the meantime the Web has misplaced a person of its major torrent web sites and gained a instead pointless landing site with opportunity protection threats.
Written by David Minister