Popular movie and TV torrent site RARBG has suddenly shut down after 15 years.



RARBG, one of the most popular torrent websites for getting high-quality versions of movies and TV shows, has suddenly shut down its website today. It had been running since 2008, but apparently, due to a number of factors the people behind the site closed its virtual doors.

Now, the RARBG site Only this is a short and quite rambling message. It explains the reasons for site closure:

hello guys,
We would like to inform you that we have decided to close our site.
The last 2 years have been very difficult for us – some of our team died due to complications from covid,
Others still suffer from its side effects – unable to function at all.
Some are even fighting in Europe – on both sides.
In addition, the increase in electricity prices in data centers in Europe hurt us significantly.
Inflation has made it impossible to meet our daily expenses.
So we cannot run this site without massive expenses that we can no longer cover out of pocket.
After a unanimous vote, we have decided that we can no longer do this.
We apologize 🙁

deputy According to website analytics tool Similarweb, the RARBG site had more than 40 million visitors in April 2023. Torrent Freak In January 2023, it ranked as the fourth largest torrent site.

The shutdown was certainly sudden but not surprising. It’s no secret that hosting costs and energy costs have skyrocketed around the world, and especially in Europe. It was a bit of a shock to hear that some of the site’s team members had died of COVID-19, and that other team members had contracted the same virus and suffered long-term effects. was lying

While the site’s shutdown came as a surprise, it looks like some of the remaining high-end torrent sites will see a boost in traffic for a while.


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