Extratorrent Proxy site is a website providing entertainment and media content to its users through peer to peer network. It was launched in 2006 supporting the English language for its users. Currently, the webpage of extratorrent is closed down but once it was launched and during its functional period it ranked among the top 5 BitTorrent websites.
It was also known by the abbreviation ET. It was a peer to peer type of website promoting downloading and sharing digital content through peer to peer network. It basically generated its revenue from advertisements and donations on its website. It had its original website as extratorrent.cc. The extratorrent proxy was at its best pace in getting more and more users on a daily basis. The extratorrent site owner also celebrated its 10th year anniversary in November 2016.
Also, the owner of extratorrent site changed its logo as a celebration logo to celebrate its 10th year anniversary. Not only this, the website didn’t step behind in entertaining their users by keeping a contest in celebration of 10 years anniversary of extratorrent site. The users had to guess the most downloaded movie from extratorrent website and win prizes for the same. So the website was not behind in any sense in entertaining their client users. Content and contests were everything that could keep up the users of the extratorrent site and it was doing it to the mark.
Unfortunately on 17th May 2017 the extra torrent site ceased all its activities voluntarily. This was all of a sudden action done by the administrator also the website kept flashing a message on behalf of the administrator that the website and all its activities will be closed down permanently including all the mirror websites. The users were requested to delete the content relating to the website due to its shutting down completely.
The functionality of extratorrent was so high before the close down that Alexa internet ranking showed extra torrent as 291st most searched website on the internet. The website was shut down temporarily for few days due to some maintenance issue and it came to functionality just 2 days before the official news and message of its closing down by the administrator started flashing on the website.
Extratorrent is a popular name in the torrenting world just as kickass torrent and the pirate bay. Its close down was like heartbreak for its users but that was just not the end. Though the administrator of extratorrent confirmed the shut down along with the mirror domains there are mirror domains providing the users with the facility of browsing, downloading and sharing movies and other entertainment content.
As per 2019 there is a list of extratorrent domains keeping up the work of making available magnet links to the users and allowing sharing through peer to peer network. This list below states the proxy websites that can be used in place of extratorrent as a proxy or mirror domain-
After the closedown of extra torrent website, many attempts were made to clone the website but many mirror websites didn’t survive. Extratorrent.cd is one such mirror website of the extra torrent domain that has survived till date in the torrent industry.
If you are one of them residing in India or China you may not have access to the torrent websites due to copyright issues. The most effective thing that can be done to bypass the block is to download a VPN software, choosing a server of any other country and can have access to any of the above mentioned extra torrent proxies.