Eztv stops after ‘hostile takeovers’ domain names




Eztv, a popular site that TV programs distributed via bittorrent, has ceased its activities. According to a manager, this is decided after several unknowns domain names eztv had been held and probably had the torrent cracked.

TorrentFreak spoke with several managers eztv. They tell strangers early this year were initially eztv.it hands after the domain name registrar NIC.it was suspended again and the market was offered. The managers switched to eztv.ch while the domain hijacker torrents that were published on eztv.ch provided through a reverse proxy of their own advertising. The domain hijacker proposed an agreement with the managers of eztv, but they refused. Eztv also tried in vain to block eztv.it the proxy function of Nova Kings.

The domain name hijackers managed later to get eztv.se hands. It led to fears that they may had received credentials in hand, after the eztv administrators decided to close the site for months while there was a security audit held. Eventually came eztv.ch in the hands of the domain name hijackers.

After all the setbacks, the managers of eztv, one of the most popular sites in the torrent scene, decided to quit after ten years. They argue that the “fun” in spreading torrents of popular TV content is tainted by the activities of the domain name hijackers. Also emphasize that they never practiced their activities for profit. Several other torrent sites now block accounts of users posing as eztv.


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