When another year starts, we’ll take a look at the most popular torrent sites at the start of 2021. Building on a long-standing top 10 tradition, we see The Pirate Bay being the favorite among torrenting users, beating YTS and 1337x. Interestingly, the number of popular English-language torrent sites has declined, while foreign language sites are growing.
The Pirate Bay has had its fair share of problems over the past year, but it remains the most visited torrent site.
The main domain still attracts millions of visitors per day and that doesn’t take into account the many proxies and mirrors.
The annual list of popular torrent sites is full of famous brands. This year there are two newcomers, TorrentGalaxy and Zooqle. These replace Torrentz2 and Tamilrockers, both of which have disappeared.
If we need to spot a clear trend, we point to an overall decline in the number of popular English-language torrent sites. At the same time, sites in foreign languages seem to increase their audience.
Sites like Rutracker.org, Rutor.info, Yggtorrent.si, Etoland.co.kr, Nnnmclub.to, Dytt8.net, and Torrentdia.com, for example, are all more popular than the sites at the bottom of our top 10.
Below is the full list of the ten most visited (unique) torrent sites at the start of the new year. The list is based on different traffic reports. Keep in mind that this list was created to track the popularity of these sites over time. We do not recommend using these sites. Some are known to link to malicious ads, at least occasionally.
Top 10 Torrent Sites of 2021
After more than 17 years The Pirate Bay is still going strong. Despite more than a month of downtime in early 2020, the site has retained most of its audience.
The Pirate Bay will continue to operate from its .org domain. However, the site’s registrations remain closed and comments are still disabled.
Alexa Rank: 299 / Last Year # 1
YTS.mx is the unofficial successor to the defunct YTS or YIFY group, which closed a few years ago.
YTS has been the target of several lawsuits in the US over the past year, which have sparked quite a bit of controversy. The operator signed and agreed to a consent form handing over user dataAs a result, several YTS users received settlement requests or were charged
Alexa Rank: 376 / Last Year # 2
1337x retains its spot in the top three. Unlike some other sites, it has a loyal group of uploaders who provide new content on a daily basis.
1337x offers a wide variety of torrents and also has an official forum launched last year. The website banned official YTS releases after the above controversy.
Alexa Rank: 394 / Last Year # 3
NYAA.si is a popular anime torrent revival site NYAAWhile there is stiff competition from alternative pirate streaming sites, the torrent portal continues to thrive, ranking higher than last year.
Alexa Rank: 824 / Last Year # 5
RARBG has remained stable over the past year. The site operates from several popular domain names, but only the one with the most traffic will be considered in this list. Founded in 2008, RARBG specializes in high quality video releases.
Alexa Rank: 826 / Last Year # 4
FitGirl Repacks is by no means a traditional torrent site. It is home to a popular ‘girl’ who releases slimmed down cracked versions of popular games, keeping download times to a minimum.
FitGirl, who we interviewed also publishes torrents on other sites a few months ago, but also offers magnet links itself, which is why we included the site here.
Alexa Rank: 2,342 / Last Year 9
LimeTorrents has been around for over a decade. Like many other entries on this list, it is blocked by ISPs in countries around the world, which seems to hurt general traffic somewhat.
The site has also disappeared from above rankings of various search engines last year, a fate shared by many other torrent sites on this list.
Alexa Rank: 2,769 / Last Year # 8
EZTV.re is a controversial TV torrent distribution group that uses the EZTV brand of the original group, which was forced to close shortly afterwards.
The group often copies releases from other TV torrent groups, which occasionally leads to embarrassing situationsThe site switched to a new domain a few months ago and is currently operating from EZTV.re.
Alexa Rank: 5,681 / Last Year # 7
TorrentGalaxy is a relatively new torrent site, launched a little over two years ago. The site has a special group of uploaders and an active community. In addition to torrents, TorrentGalaxy also makes some releases available for streaming.
Alexa Rank: 5,734 / Last year #NA
Zooqle, which boasts more than five million verified torrents, returns to the top 10 after a year of absence. The site’s traffic still hasn’t returned to its old level, but it appears to have a special user base.
Alexa Rank: 6,907 / Last year #NA
Disclaimer: proxies and obvious copycats are excluded. We know Alexa isn’t perfect, but it helps to compare sites that operate in a similar niche. We also use other traffic statistics to compile the top ten. Keep in mind that many sites have mirrors or alternate domains, which are often not taken into account here. The annual list is published as an information / news source.