The news for closure of the largest torrent meta-search engine ‘Torrentz’ had come as a sudden and fast blow to people all around the globe. It was the second torrent engine to shut down in just a matter of weeks. But, it now seems that the popular meta-search engine has been brought back to life in the form of a clone website — Torrentz2.eu.
Just weeks after the closure of one of the biggest torrent website’s KickassTorrents and the arrest of its founder Artem Vaulin by the US authorities, Torrentz shockingly announced its departure from the interwebs with a small message stating — “Torrentz will always love you. Farewell.” And this is when most of thought that we’ve lost a long-known friendly companion. But NO!
Much like KAT.am which claimed to be a clone of KickassTorrents after its shutdown, Torrentz2.eu claims to be the same for Torrentz. It claims to be a clone website for Torrentz, a free, fast and powerful meta-search engine. Once you open the website, you will find it to be a legit replacement for the original. It is possibly also indexing the whole database of content available on the former website, that was shutdown recently.
There is currently no word on where the service is originating from, but someone has done an insane job at ripping off the website design and UI. Though Torrentz has made a comeback, but we’ll have to wait and see how long it actually survives.
KAT.am claimed that its website was hosted on multiple cloud servers to prevent blockade, and the hosting information was well hidden behind Cloudflare. They believed that their clone was “full-proof”, but authorities had successfully managed to take down the website a week later. Could something similar be in the fate of the Torrentz clone?
Torrentz.eu was launched over 13 years ago in 2003, and like other torrent websites it did not host its own torrents/links. It was more of a torrent aggregator and a search engine that was used to index torrents from other popular torrent sites such as The Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents, ExtraTorrent etc. You could enter your query and search for relevant content from numerous other websites.