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RARBG Logo.png
RARBG Homepage July 2019.png
RARBG Homepage as of July 2019
Type of site
Torrent index, magnet links provider
Available inEnglish
Area servedWorldwide (except for blocked countries)
Launched2008; 12 years ago (2008)
Current statusOnline

RARBG is a website that provides torrent files and magnet links to facilitate peer-to-peer file sharing using the BitTorrent protocol. From 2014 onward, RARBG has repeatedly appeared in TorrentFreak's yearly list of most visited torrent websites.[1] It was ranked 4th as of April 2020.[2] The website does not allow users to upload their own torrents.[1]


RARBG was founded in 2008. Originally conceived as a Bulgarian BitTorrent tracker – BG stands for 'Bulgaria' in the name –, the website has been serving an international audience since then. According to TorrentFreak, RARBG specializes in English-language "high quality video releases, but lists other content as well, including games, software and music."[1]

The website has been described in 2019 as a "notorious market" by the US trade representative.[3] In 2020, the website was listed as a target of Bulgarian law enforcement.[4]

Blocking and censorship[edit]

RARBG is blocked in several countries around the world for legal reasons, generally due to its facilitation of copyright infringement.[1] In December 2008, the site remained closed for one week due to legal pressure from BREIN.[5]

Country Date of block
Saudi Arabia 2 April 2014[6]
United Kingdom 27 November 2014[7]
Denmark 27 March 2015[8]
Turkey 12 August 2015[9]
Portugal 26 October 2015[10]
Italy 6 March 2017[11]
Australia 18 August 2017[12]
Indonesia 10 October 2017[citation needed]
Finland 8 June 2018[13]
United Arab Emirates 8 June 2018[citation needed]
Ireland 18 January 2018[14]
Belgium 3 January 2019[citation needed]
India 12 April 2019[15]
Greece 15 May 2019[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Staff. "RARBG". TorrentFreak. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  2. ^ Van der Sar, Ernesto (5 April 2020). "Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2020 * Best of TorrentFreak". TorrentFreak.
  3. ^ Van der Sar, Ernesto (26 April 2019). "US Govt Identifies Top Pirate Sites and Other 'Notorious Markets'". TorrentFreak. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  4. ^ Van der Sar, Ernersto (3 April 2020). "Bulgaria Plans to Take Down Top Torrent Sites, with U.S. Assistance". TorrentFreak. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  5. ^ Maxwell, Andy (8 December 2008). "BREIN Chases Another BitTorrent Tracker to Sweden". TorrentFreak.
  6. ^ Van der Sar, Ernesto (2 April 2014). "Saudi Arabia Government Blocks The Pirate Bay (and More)". TorrentFreak.
  7. ^ Van der Sar, Ernesto (27 November 2014). "UK Piracy Blocklist Expands With Demonoid, Isohunt, IPTorrents and More". TorrentFreak.
  8. ^ Van der Sar, Ernesto (27 March 2015). "Popular Torrent and Streaming Sites Blocked in Denmark". TorrentFreak.
  9. ^ https://internet2.btk.gov.tr/sitesorgu/
  10. ^ Van der Sar, Ernesto (26 October 2015). "Portugal Blocks Popular Torrent and Streaming Sites". TorrentFreak.
  11. ^ Van der Sar, Ernesto (6 March 2017). "Italy's Pirate Site Blocklist Expands with Flashx, RARBG and Others". TorrentFreak. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  12. ^ Van der Sar, Ernesto (18 August 2017). "Court Orders Aussie ISPs to Block Dozens of Pirate Sites". TorrentFreak.
  13. ^ Van der Sar, Ernestp (8 June 2018). "Court Orders Finnish ISPs to Block RARBG and YIFY". TorrentFreak.
  14. ^ O'Faolain, Aodhan (15 January 2018). "Websites infringing TV and film copyright to be blocked". Irish Times.
  15. ^ Maxwell, Maxwell (12 April 2019). "Pirate Bay, RARBG, 1337x & Torrentz2 to be Permanently Blocked in India". TorrentFreak. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  16. ^ Van der Sar, Ernesto (5 April 2019). "Greek Pirate Site Blocks to Expand with RARBG, Torrentz2, and Others". TorrentFreak.

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