Piracy Relic ‘Putlocker.com’ Auctioned Off For $102,499
Putlocker is a familiar name among piracy watchers. The original platform’s .com domain was retired many years ago after its operators felt Hollywood breathing down their necks. That doesn’t mean their old domain is worthless though. The Putlocker brand remains popular and just recently the putlocker.com domain sold at auction for more than $100k.
Roughly a decade ago, the online piracy landscape was fairly straightforward and easy to navigate.
There were a dozen or so household names that drew most of the traffic, including KickassTorrents, Torrentz, YTS, EZTV, Rapidshare and Putlocker.
All of these sites have long since disappeared, but interestingly their brands live on. Opportunistic copycats often use these familiar names to build their own piracy empires, something seen more recently with 123movies, Cuevana, and other icons.
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