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TorrentGalaxy Goes Offline With Mysterious Message to Users

torrentgalaxyIn little over five years, TorrentGalaxy has grown out to become a leading player in the torrent ecosystem.

The site originally set out to ‘bridge the gap‘ between torrent and streaming sites, but it became much more than that.

With a dedicated group of uploaders and an active community, TorrentGalaxy provided a safe haven for many avid torrenters. The disappearance of other key torrent sources, including the demise of RARBG last year, made TorrentGalaxy’s position as a torrent distribution portal increasingly important.

TorrentGalaxy Goes Offline

Against this backdrop, it’s no surprise that users are disappointed when the site suffers downtime. When the downtime is accompanied by a somewhat cryptic message, alarm bells start to go off.

A few hours ago, TorrentGalaxy’s main website and mirrors suddenly displayed the following mysterious message.

“TGX is offline. Updates will be posted in case of any changes.”

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This message doesn’t have to be alarming; the site may simply return in a few hours after some much-needed maintenance. In that case, however, “TGx is down for maintenance, updates will be posted when more information is available” would have been a more appropriate message.

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The wording of the current message suggests that TorrentGalaxy is offline, may not come back soon, and updates will only follow IF anything changes.

We have reached out to our contacts at the site asking for clarification. At the time of publication, we have yet to receive any response. If we hear anything new, this article will be updated accordingly.

In addition to the main TorrentGalaxy.to domain, all official mirrors and proxies are down as well. The domain name of the status page, which showed all mirrors and proxies, is currently parked. That’s not a positive sign for users either.

The TorrentGalaxy downtime is not only felt at the site itself. Since it also provides a steady flow of [TGx] releases to other torrent sites, it will be noticeable there as well. This includes the popular ‘TGxGoodies’ user at 1337x, whose releases have been halted for now.

The current downtime might be related to enforcement actions. TorrentGalaxy has been on the radar of anti-piracy groups for a long time and, earlier this year, the U.S. Trade Representative flagged it as one of the most notorious piracy sites.

With the information that’s available to us presently, we can do little more than speculate. However, we will keep an eye out for updates and changes in the coming hours and days.

From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

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