The Pirate Bay, in an attempt to be one step ahead, moved to a new domain again. TPB switched from thepiratebay.ac to thepiratebay.pe. The Pirate Bay sources confirmed that they are developing a new system and it will make the new domain system absolutely irrelevant. The new system would curb the need of domain takedowns forever.
The infamous torrent site The Pirate Bay (thepiratebay.sx) went into a non-functional mode and users were not able to access the website with .SX. Moreover, rumours had it that the site may have been taken down for good. However, The Pirate Bay resurfaced with a new domain - thepiratebay.ac.
TorrentFreak reported that the registry of Sint Maarten may have been forced by BREIN (Dutch anti-piracy group) to seize the .SX domain. After the seizure, TPB moved to .AC which falls under Ascension Island. The volcanic island in the centre of the South Atlantic is under the direct control of the UK, hence was it not safe for TPB to function under thepiratebay.ac domain for long.
The Pirate Bay revealed that they would move to a safer haven, probably the Peruvian (.PE) domain. The switch from .AC to .PE was rather quick. According to TorrentFreak, the TPB team is working on a new BitTorrent-driven browser that would allow the users to store and share different files with other users without the support of central hosting, thus passing the need for any domain name.
The insider close to TPB told TorrentFreak that the users should wait for the new PirateBrowser, then these domains would stand "irrelevant."
"Once that is available then all links and sites will be accessible through a perfectly legal piece of browser software and the rest of it will be P2P, with no central point to attack via the legal system."
It would be interesting to see the next move of The Pirate Bay. The chase is on, and the authorities are doing their best to bring TPB down.
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