TorrentLeech temporarily down

Posted by TEAM FILEnetworks | 3/25/2009 | | 25 Comments »

UPDATE: TL is now back up. Read all about it here.
Popular private torrent tracker TorrentLeech (TL) has been down for nearly a day. The site’s sudden disappearance without notice has made some users nervous. Since the site was featured in our private trackers section several times, we thought of posting a brief update on the current situation. As per our information the cause of downtime is nothing serious – they have not been raided or been taken down. What’s forcing the site offline seems to be a fire at TL’s datacenter.

TorrentLeech IRC channel (irc://irc.torrentleech.org:7011/torrentleech) is not down and is buzzing with activity. The current channel topic is reads as below:

“SITE DOWN TRACKER DOWN - w00t sold TorrentLeech to Blizzard for gold,stop asking”

This is obviously a joke and was probably set up by a TL staffer who got frustrated by answering the same question again and again :p Anyways as it stands right now, it is only a matter of time the site returns. You can keep checking the homepage or join the IRC channel (which is public and does not require an invite) for latest updates.
P.S. – TL’s sister site PussyTorrents is also down, most likely due to the same reason stated above.


25 Comments

  1. Yehhanyos // 3/25/2009 07:56:00 AM  

    Ahh, i thought there was something wrong with my new IE8.

    Anyway, i hope they recover soon from the damages and best of luck to this great private tracker TL :)

  2. Craig // 3/25/2009 09:09:00 AM  

    IE 8... lol...

  3. D // 3/25/2009 10:29:00 AM  

    anyone know when TheHorrorChannel (THC) will be back up? They been down for a while now.

  4. iNcOgNiTo // 3/25/2009 11:00:00 AM  

    rmvbusters is also down.. hmm I wonder why all top sites go down at the same time?

  5. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 3/25/2009 11:43:00 AM  

    @D, No idea mate.

    iNcOgNiTo,
    Perhaps a coincidence. Here is some good news though. BitGAMER is up after being down for about 8 days.

  6. jonathan // 3/25/2009 12:20:00 PM  

    hehe okey thanks, tought it might be my IE8´s foult:P

  7. Yehhanyos // 3/25/2009 12:43:00 PM  

    Yeah, Once i installed the new IE8 stable, 80% of the sites i usually visit give me "the page cannot be displayed"

    Also once i noticed yesterday i went to TL's IRC channel and there was nothing about the problem in the topic so i assumed the problem was at my end. fair enough?

  8. Shawn // 3/25/2009 01:29:00 PM  
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  9. charlie // 3/25/2009 03:23:00 PM  

    Message at the TL website:

    "We are experiencing downtime several hours now, due to a serious malfunction to our's ISP network equipment. We have been told that the repair is almost finished and that we should be online shortly. Please be patient, and we apologize for any inconvinience caused."

    Site should be up and running shortly.

  10. Shivraj // 3/25/2009 06:40:00 PM  

    this is for FILEnetworks Blog team,,,,,,

    i have an account on awesome-hd.com but when i open that site its saying some kind of 500 Internal Server Error,,,,,,,,

    Its a site problem or what,,,,,,?

  11. Shawn P // 3/25/2009 07:07:00 PM  

    We are experiencing downtime several hours now, due to a serious malfunction to our's ISP network equipment. We have been told that the repair is almost finished and that we should be online shortly. Please be patient, and we apologize for any inconvinience caused.

  12. Shawn P // 3/25/2009 07:07:00 PM  
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  13. Mr AbBY // 3/25/2009 07:19:00 PM  

    as of april 1st 2009 torrents and torrent sites will be band says the goverment of sweden

  14. TEAM FILEnetworks // 3/25/2009 08:49:00 PM  

    Shivraj,
    We have got several similar reports from other readers encountering that particular error on Awesome-HD. As far as we know Awesome-HD's coders are working on the issue.

  15. sh00nya // 3/25/2009 09:34:00 PM  

    a fine one for april 1,Mr AbBy!

  16. Jaap // 3/25/2009 10:01:00 PM  

    anyone have any more news from Torrentleech?

  17. Deeran // 3/26/2009 02:02:00 AM  

    Mr. Abby,

    Torrents are illegal in the US.
    Yet, a lot of torrent sites are filled with users from the US.
    Unless the Swedish government has some super advanced torrent detection system, the law probably won't affect you much.

    Uploading at normal rates will keep you from being on the radar.
    I hear there are some great lines in Sweden.

  18. Yehhanyos // 3/26/2009 04:14:00 AM  

    From TL's IRC channel

    [23:27] <&_w00t_> dont expect the site to come back,at least tonight

    [23:27] <&_w00t_> if it will,the morons

    [23:27] <&_w00t_> will tyr to fix it tomorrow morning

    [23:32] <&_w00t_> im possitive though that tomorrow we will be ok

    [23:32] <&_w00t_> frm our side,everything is 100% ok

    [23:33] <&_w00t_> no server issues no nothing

  19. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 3/26/2009 08:01:00 AM  

    TL is back up.
    http://filenetworks.blogspot.com/2009/03/torrentleech-is-back-scc-uploads.html

  20. Brandon // 3/27/2010 04:28:00 AM  
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  21. Brandon // 3/27/2010 04:29:00 AM  

    No it's not!! still offline here..has been for a while

  22. Brandon // 3/27/2010 04:29:00 AM  
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