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TVTorrents Ends Torrent Indexing
April 21, 2005
Thomas Mennecke
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TVTorrents, one of the premier BitTorrent sites for TV shows, has permanently ceased the indexing of .torrent files. The site was well known in the BitTorrent community, and became an important avenue for the distribution of digital files.

However, TVTorrents was not without some its fair share of uptime problems. Due to a minor clerical error and a domain switch in late November 2004, TVTorrents.net was offline for nearly a month. However, the site returned in December of 2004 as TVTorrents.tv. From the administrator of now TVTorrents.tv:

"'I’m writing on behalf of #tvtorrents, one of the largest tv show bittorent sites. We've had some trouble with our domain name (a former op decided to let it lapse without telling us!) and we have a new url - www.tvtorrents.tv to replace the old one (www.tvtorrents.net). There's rumors going around that we're closed down like Torrentbits and SuprNova, but we're still here."

Although the site remained on line for the first quarter of 2005, another server glitch would take the site offline in late March. From the administrator of TVTorrents (03/04):

We know the site is down right now. If you have a 10mbit server in europe and are willing to host part of the website so we can return to service, please /join #TVT-Apply -- Thanks for your patience, and sorry for the inconvenience!

In the end, it appears uptime would prove to be the least of TVTorrents' problems. According to a message posted to the front page of TVTorrents, the site appears have shut down .torrent indexing permanently.

"Sorry, but TVTorrents is down. No, I will not return. Sorry for any hassles. Thanks for all the memories and good times we had together in #tvtorrents. As of now, the channel will remain open, but stay +m (no talking)."

"Again, sorry for having to leave, but it became necessary. If you can donate to help with the pending settlement, please do so!"

Although few details are given, the mention of “pending settlement” indicates some form of litigation is being directed at TVTorrents.

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