Short Bytes: KickassTorrents is back, again. This time, as KAT.am. It also contains the complete KAT database and the user account data. The hosting information is kept a secret behind the walls of Cloudflare.
The homeland security department seized KAT’s domains. They also managed to arrest KAT founder Artem Vaulin aka Tirm with Facebook and Apple’s help. But, the world’s most loved torrent website came back as Dxtorrent and kickass torrents.website, which is NOT a mirror backed by IsoHunt, as some reports suggested.
The whole scenario resembles what we see in Indian daily soaps where characters come back from the dead again and again. Jon Snow fans will also find this analogy relatable. KAT.am is the new domain rooting for KickassTorrents’ rebirth. The website is “hosted on different cloud servers to prevent blockade, and the hosting information is well hidden behind Cloudflare,” the creators of KAT.am said in an email to The Verge.
Pirate websites coming back from the dead is not a surprise to our ears. The Pirate Bay did so in the past. It’s now running buttery smooth with all of its glory and its original .org domain. No matter how many times the security agencies and the copyright holders will try to put a bar on the pirate realm, it looks like it will come again, and again. Just like it has done so far.
Note: The KAT.am website was working at the time of writing this post.
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