KickassTorrents Goes Down After Domain Expires

kickassKickassTorrents is down, possibly because the domain name expired.

People all around the world are unable to access the second most visited torrent site since an hour or so.

TorrentFreak contacted the admins to ask for an explanation, but we have yet to hear back from them.

Interestingly, KickassTorrents either shows a “bad gateway” message or it redirects to the PH registry website with a notice that the domain is still available. available?


The Whois data reveals that expired a few days ago on January 12. It’s likely that this has something to do with the current downtime.

We will update this post when new information arrives.

Update: The proxy operated by KAT is also experiencing some outages. A few people report that KAT still works for them.

Update 2: The KAT admins told TorrentFreak that they hope to come back soon. “Technical issues. Should be solved soon.”

Update 3 KickassTorrents is still accessible via the old domain.

Update 4 All fixed! expired



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