1337x
1337x Homepage as of July 2019
Type of site
Torrent index, magnet links provider
Area servedWorldwide
URL1337x.to 1337x.st
RegistrationOptional
Launched2007; 15 years ago (2007)
Current statusOnline
Written inHTML, JavaScript, and PHP

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.[1] According to the TorrentFreak news blog, 1337x is the third most popular torrent website as of 2021.[2]

History

1337x was founded in 2007 and saw increasing popularity in 2016 after the closure of KickassTorrents.[1] In October 2016, it introduced a website redesign with new functionalities.[1][3] The site is banned from Google search queries and does not appear when searching through Google search.[1][3] This action was taken following a request by Feelgood Entertainment in 2015.[1][4] In 2015 the site moved from its older .pl domain to .to, partly in order to evade the block.[1][3][5]

1337x's design can be compared to the now defunct h33t.[6] It has been touted as an alternative to the Pirate Bay in face of its potential demise.[7][8]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Torrent Site 1337x Hopes New Design Will Prevent Search Engine Bans". TorrentFreak. 2016-10-30. Archived from the original on 2016-10-31. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  2. ^ Van der Sar, Ernesto (5 April 2020). "Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2020 * Best of TorrentFreak". TorrentFreak. Archived from the original on 9 July 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "1337x Takes On The Pirate Bay As Torrentz And Kickass Torrents Alternative Unveils New Site Design". Tech Times. 2016-10-31. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  4. ^ "DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google :: Notices :: Lumen". www.lumendatabase.org. Archived from the original on 2019-10-29. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  5. ^ "1337x Staff Abandon "Insecure" Torrent Site, Start Over". TorrentFreak. 2015-12-20. Archived from the original on 2016-10-03. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  6. ^ "Torrent search". 2013-08-14. Archived from the original on 2013-08-14. Retrieved 2020-12-20.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "The Pirate Bay has shut down, but users can try these alternatives". Latin Post. 2016-10-26. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved 2016-10-31.