The popular torrent site Worldwide Torrents is going through a rough patch. The site is suffering extended downtime, without an official update from the operator. Meanwhile, users and uploaders, including Nemesis43, are looking for alternatives.
Worldwide Torrents was launched roughly three years ago, after the demise of KickassTorrents.
The site certainly isn’t the biggest torrent site out there, but it has a dedicated following and an active community.
Several users and uploaders of KAT have made the site their new home and they were later joined by people from ExtraTorrent, who had to abandon ship when their favorite site shut down.
Given this history, it’s easy to understand that Worldwide Torrents (WWT) users get an uneasy feeling when the site does down. And when that downtime continues for weeks, as is happening now, people start to fear the worst.
Users who try to access the site, currently operating from the WorldwideTorrents.to domain name, are welcomed by a Cloudflare error message instead of the usual search box.
WWT’s trouble started mid-June when the site first went offline. After roughly two weeks it returned briefly, but over the past week the downtime continued.
In an effort to find out more, TorrentFreak reached out to the operator of the site. Thus far, however, we haven’t received a reply.
We were able to get a hold of Nemesis43, a prolific uploader of comic books at WWT, who suspects that personal issues of the site operator may be playing a role. In the meantime, Nemesis43 has begun uploading to his backup ETTV.
For now, this backup is a temporary solution but the uploader notes that this could become a more permanent fixture.
This isn’t the first time that WWT has suffered extended downtime. The same happened last summer. After several weeks without an official update, the site eventually returned after switching to a new hosting provider.
There is currently no known ETA for WWT’s return, or if that will happen at all.
Many thanks to TorrentFreak for the breaking news.