torrenthound.com Torrenthound project was a popular general torrent site that stopped operations in 2016. The sites owner made a statement on Torrentfreak: “It’s a combination of less traffic, less revenue and our bills piling up. Then add on constantly getting bugged by anti piracy acts, just wasn’t worth the headache anymore.”
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TorrentHound has decided to shut down its popular torrent site. “Finito,” the site’s founder informed us in a brief message. Following the demise of KickassTorrents and Torrentz, the surprise shutdown means that three of the ten most visited torrent websites at the beginning of the year are offline. ThFounded in 2007, TorrentHound.com has been around for almost a decade.
With millions of visitors per month the site enjoyed a userbase, but it never reached the status of giants such as Torrentz, The Pirate Bay, and KAT. That said, copyright holders had no trouble locating the website. TorrentHound became the target of various industry complaints and the site was blocked in a number of countries. Nevertheless, it always stayed online, until today. A couple of hours ago the website’s ‘creator’ sent us an email with an ultra-short message: “Finito.”
A quick look at the website indicates that this is not a prank. TorrentHound is the latest large torrent site to keel over this year. TorrentHound 2007 — 2016 torrenthound On this ecosystem for over a decade we have been keeping a close eye at TorrentFreak, but never have we seen so many sites. TorrentHound follows the ‘example’ of KickassTorrents and Torrentz, which went offline in July and August respectively. This means that three sites from our top 10 torrent sites, are now gone.
Torrentz nor TorrentHound have commented in detail. However, the fact that they followed soon after KickassTorrents’ alleged operators were inducted from the U.S. Department of Justice, might not be a complete coincidence. It’s unlikely that TorrentHound was facing concrete legal pressure as it is currently linking to various “not terrible” alternative torrent websites on its current homepage.
We asked our TorrentHound contact to shed some light on his decision if a response comes in and we will add an upgrade. Update: TorrentHound’s founder was willing to provide some detail. “It’s a combination of less traffic, less earnings and our bills piling up. Then add on always getting blindsided by anti piracy agents, just was not worth the headache anymore.”
Another torrent site bites the dust and this time it’s ‘TorrentHound’ that has been shut down. According to sources, the popular torrent site has gone offline. TorrentHound’s owner reveled that the shutdown was due to numerous reasons. He stated that pressure from activists traffic on less earnings the website and numerous bills pilling up lead to TorrentHound’s passing.
TorrentHound was initially founded in 2007 and gained enormous following. One is considered of the torrent websites until a few days ago by it’s user base was and expanded to million people per month. Although, the website couldn’t match the heights set by Kickass Torrents The Pirate Bay, or Torrentz, but the shut down all has come as a surprise to many torrent users all around the world.
Torrenthound shut down in 2016.
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