KickassTorrents New Domain Goes Down Within 24 Hours, Shifts To .CR Domain
KickassTorrents is the next target for anti-piracy authorities as the website has become bigger than the Pirate Bay. Yesterday, the KAT team shifted its website to Isle of Man .im domain but the domain was seized after few hours, forcing the team to look for another domain.
The KAT team is now looking to get their website hosted at Costa Rican .cr TLD.
“We have been seized by the Isle of Man domain registry. The new domain will be Kat.cr,” KAT admin Mr. Pink told TorrentFreak. He further added that the kat.cr domain is expected to go live soon.
Apparently, the Isle of Man domain was not the right choice as the registry site has “zero tolerance” policy towards copyright infringement. It is yet not clear whether some authority filed a copyright claim against KAT.
The reason for seizing the website seems to be a violation of registry site’s terms and conditions.
“The domain was in breach of the .im rules and has accordingly been revoked. I cannot correspond any further in relation to this domain name,” an IM registry spokesperson told TF.
The seizure of .im domain name didn’t hurt KAT’s website that much as they have several backup domains. The original .to domain was redirecting to the .im domain yesterday but the website is down at the time of publication. However, the site is accessible via kat.cr.
Let the game of Whack-a-Mole begin!