Mininova: 1 Million Torrents Uploaded

First it breaks the 3 billion .torrent download mark, then Alexa ranks it as the 46th most visited website on the Internet, and now Mininova can claim that it has had over 1,000,000th torrents uploaded to it. Considering the bittorent site only hosts torrents that are uploaded by its users, a million torrents is quite an achievement. Last year in November, that number was half what it is now. If this trend continues, sooner or later someone (RIAA/MPAA/CRIA, you name it) is going to be knocking at, no scratch that, is going to be breaking down the site's owner's door. Mininova founder Niek has said that the few errors that the site spits out time and again, due to the traffic increase, are being worked on and promises an improvement.

News source: TorrentFreak

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They probly have already tryed to attack it with tack downs etc, and failed for the time been. Il'd make a wild guess and say not the U.S... A site that big could be hosted all over the world really.

I wonder why it hasn't been attacked by the industry. Usually it's "they would if they could" with these high profile sites. Which country are they run from?

Jugalator said,
I wonder why it hasn't been attacked by the industry. Usually it's "they would if they could" with these high profile sites. Which country are they run from?

I believe they are run in the US. Their IP address registers as an Amsterdam (Holland/Netherlands) IP, but everything else points to Scottsdale (Arizona, USA). Also, the registrant organization is domainsbyproxy.com, which after looking at their site leads me to believe that the IP address is behind a proxy, hence the domain name "domainsbyproxy.com." For those that want to look at it themselves:
Whois Lookup (whois.domaintools.com)

That's only torrents itself, imagine how many files, since one torrent can even have a whole discography of an artist.