KickassTorrents exile in old domain name after blocking .so domain

Feb

10

2015

Somalia’s top-level domain name .so where torrent KickassTorrents use of it is blocked. Therefore the torrent was diverted to his old .to domain name. The exact reason for the blockage is not yet known.

KickassTorrents to draw regarding the visitors one of the biggest torrent sites and the site did go after offline The Pirate Bay in December even more visitors. The site has long been able to use the .so tld, an extension assigned to Somalia. However, the registry that manages the .so domain names decided to take kickass.so seized. Also, the false torrentsite kickasstorrents.so is blocked.

An official reason for the seizure of domain names the responsible registry has not yet given, as reports TorrentFreak. The chance is large that the registry acts on requests from the entertainment industry or government is put under pressure. Meanwhile KickassTorrents fled to .to domain, a domain name that the torrent used previously.

The seizure of domain names by registries is anything but new. The operators of The Pirate Bay are several times diverted to other domain names after they were blocked. However, these measures are rarely effective: users via search engines can quickly find the new websites.

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