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Kat.ph Domain Expired: How To Still Use KickassTorrents

KickassTorrents is down

Kat.ph is down! Are you in the business of *ahem* procuring creative properties while circumventing the traditional capitalistic money-for-goods system? Then you probably noticed that popular torrent portal KickassTorrents hasn’t been cooperative today.

KickassTorrents, the second most popular torrent site behind Pirate Bay, has been unavailable all day, apparently because the Kat.ph domain has expired.

Whois data shows that Kat.ph expired on January 12, causing many online outlets to attribute the outage thusly. The Come.in proxy is also down, or at least in-and-out.

The KAT team told TorrentFreak that they’re working at solving the problem, saying: “Technical issues. Should be solved soon.”

Until then, there are a few possibilities open to you. The site is still available via the old domain KickassTorrents.com, which they switched from for fear of being taken over by US authorities, reports Softpedia.

Or, you could stop downloading things illegally altogether. I know, I know, “But Dusten, how am I supposed to catch up on back episodes of Game of Thrones without paying for premium channels like HBO?” Well that’s why it’s illegal, they want you to go buy this stuff! I know I sound patronizing, but I have to cover my bases here.

Still, if you feel as though you must torrent and KickassTorrents is just simply your favorite, I could direct you to the old domain (click here) and promise to update you if and when Kat.ph comes back. But you have to promise me that this is merely for curiosity’s sake and that you’re not going to download things illegally. Wink.

UPDATE: Kat.ph is back up.

UPDATE 2: H/T to Frank Bernard, try http://kickass.to/

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14 Responses to “Kat.ph Domain Expired: How To Still Use KickassTorrents”

  1. Michele Lempek Rosa

    To those (like me) who live in countries where HBO and other channels are only available to some few who pay giant fees, torrents are a necessity, and I think the so called illegality helps more than it prejudices, cause I intend to buy the dvds of my favorite series – but if it weren't for the illigal torrents I wouldn't even know these series exist.

  2. Product Reviews/Purchases

    KAT has been a waste for you? Do you know how to use the site properly?? Because it's been amazing for me and many others. I think you're just a negative nancy who needs to focus on the positive and not the negative. And as for paying and giving greedy corporate companies more money. No thanks, I will take it free please.

  3. Doogie Doyle

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooles

  4. Doogie Doyle

    the fuk of it is I still buy the fukin dooovd any who want to watch the same shit as the yanks without the ball ache of vpn its still usable just takes some going around I liked bt junkie the best they where the bomb I mean if the thing is shit I will delete it and not buy the dvd its a source to vet your watching it will kill the industry without try before u buy the is nothing like the original on vinal cd or dvd but when that ain't available its torrent plus I upload my music I make on torrent and sound cloud if they block this for everyone I loose out on another audiance its not all pirate out there.

  5. Dusten Carlson

    Yes, unfortunately this article is several months old yet continues to trend because of, you know, new laws and policies or whatever. I don't think this backdoor applies anymore, but my ISP has shut down KAT for me for some time already so I wouldn't know.