Just a couple of hours ago, I wrote a story telling you that U.S. Government has seized the different domains of KickassTorrents. The federal investigators also arrested Artem Vaulin, the alleged founder of the website.
We shared the story on our Facebook page and the fans of the website expressed their grief in large numbers. To my surprise, few of them commented the link of another website, claiming it to be a clone of KickassTorrents.
A click on the commented links took me to dxtorrent.com. I don’t know if it’s an old website that’s a KickassTorrents alternative, or some KAT mirror that has resurrected the KickassTorrents website.
The website looks just like the world’s largest torrent website KAT, featuring the same layout and popup ads.
This revival has been welcomed by the KAT fans on Reddit, who are busy discussing their favorite KickassTorrents alternative.
Before facing this setback, KickassTorrents has been enjoying the status of theworld’s most popular torrent website, breaking into the top 70 websites in the world.
All popular domains relating to Kickass Torrents went down. But a few users in Reddit shared a new mirror which already up and running, the DXTorrent.com. It shares familiarities to kat.cr in terms of UI. As of the moment, the new mirror is just slower but still fully functional.
We don’t know yet if how long the new mirror will continue to go live and we’re not sure if this will become the primary domain after the taking down of kat.cr. Of course, there are a few alternatives to Kickass Torrents like Pirate Bay and Demonoid.
Right now, I’m using dxtorrent.com and thepiratebay.org as Kickass alternative. Just last year, I switched to Kickass because PirateBay was down. Now, it’s back up, and Kickass became the #1 torrent site in the world. All leading Torrent sites easily get noticed, that’s why it’s now down. Haha!
We’ll keep you posted once we get some official statements from KAT team.
Updated: Due to heavy traffic flow to new torrent website dxtorrent the website is having some difficulties to access the live site.