Nyaa Torrents

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Nyaa Torrents
Nyaa torrents screenshot.png
The Nyaa homepage on April 29, 2017
Type of site
Torrent meta-search engine
Available in English
Website www.nyaa.se (deregistered)
Alexa rank Decrease 1,009(Global, March 2017)
Registration Optional
Current status Offline (deregistered)

Nyaa Torrents (named for the Japanese onomatopoeia for a cat's meow) was a BitTorrent website focused on East Asian (Japanese, and Chinese /or Korean) media. It was one of the largest public anime-dedicated torrent indexes.[1][2]

In 2011, some of the site users were targeted for copyright infringements.[3] The site was a target of a large DDoS attack in early September 2014.[4]

On 1 May 2017, their .se, .eu and .org domain names were deactivated, with the site's moderators later confirming that the owner took it down voluntarily.[5][6][7]

In the following weeks several forks, partially based on nyaa code and database of torrents, have been started, each using the term nyaa in its name.[8]


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