Founded in 2003, the globally popular torrent search engine announced its end on Thursday, 4th of August. The website's shutdown announcement after a 13-year-long run comes as an abrupt surprise to many as it took place less than two weeks after the shutdown of another popular torrent search engine, KickAssTorrents.
And while torrent websites come and go, this announcement was accompanied by a rather sentimental and oddly final message.
"Torrentz was a free, fast and powerful meta-search engine combining results from dozens of search engines"
While the homepage is still active and accessible, all functions have been disabled. There is still no clear indication as to why the website was suddenly taken down but the shutdown of KickAssTorrents followed by this is unlikely to be a coincidence.