Torrent aggregator and search engine Torrentz.eu, which was shut down with an emotional message a few days ago, is back online in the form of a clone.
The new website is Torrentz2.eu, and appears almost identical to the original Torrentz website. The only big noticeable difference is the absence of the white space on both sides of the new website.
"Torrentz2.eu is a clone of Torrentz, a free, fast and powerful meta-search engine combining results from dozens of search engines," it says on the website. It also says: "We will always love you Torrentz. Goodbye."
This is in reference to the message Torrentz.eu shut down with. While it's home page says: "Torrentz was a free, fast and powerful meta-search engine combining results from dozens of search engines," a search brings up the message: "Torrentz will always love you. Farewell."
The shutting down of Torrentz.eu had been a big blow to downloaders, and especially pirates, who had taken to social networking platforms to express their grief. The shutdown had come mere weeks after Kickass Torrents, another torrenting platform, had been shut down and its owner arrested.
However, its clones soon started appearing online, with some of them again being shut down. However, like The Pirate Bay before it, which had survived onslaughts through its clones, Kickass Torrents had also managed comebacks to varying degrees.
However, the shutdown of Torrentz.eu was a bigger blow to downloaders because it used to curate and aggregate torrents from several websites. Torrentz2.eu claims to do exactly that, and even lists out the names of 64 sites from which it indexes torrents. In fact, at the moment of the writing of this article, it claims to be "indexing 59,642,496 torrents from 124,175,891 pages."