1337x Homepage as of July 2019
Type of site
|Torrent index, magnet links provider|
|Alexa rank||258 (July 2019[update])|
|Part of a series on|
|Video sharing sites|
|File sharing networks|
|Anonymous file sharing|
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1337x is a website that provides a directory of torrent files and magnet links used for peer-to-peer file sharing through the BitTorrent protocol. According to the TorrentFreak news blog, 1337x is the third most popular torrent website as of 2018.
1337x was founded in 2007 and saw increasing popularity in 2016 after the closure of KickassTorrents. In October 2016, it introduced a website redesign with new functionalities. The site is banned from Google search queries and does not appear when searching through Google search. This action was taken following request by Feelgood Entertainment in 2015. In 2015 the site moved from its older .pl domain to .to, partly in order to evade the block.
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- "DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google :: Notices :: Lumen". www.lumendatabase.org. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- "1337x Staff Abandon "Insecure" Torrent Site, Start Over - TorrentFreak". TorrentFreak. 2015-12-20. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
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