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PureTNA and Empornium are Down

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Southern Patriot    934

I had wondered why some of my torrents died a few days ago:

Two huge BitTorrent Porn private trackers, Empornium and PureTNA closed their torrent sites.

Isn?t really known why admins of these websites decides to shut down, may be copyright or maybe they have other priorities..

I was thinking to put all XXX in a separate subdomain, what do you think ?

Here is more details of closing from torrentfreak:

Two of the Internet?s biggest adult entertainment BitTorrent trackers have today confirmed to TorrentFreak that they have permanently closed down. With comfortably more than 2.5 million members between them, the closure of Empornium and PureTNA leaves a sizeable number of porn fans both empty handed and with nowhere to put their seeds.

For the last few days the huge BitTorrent porn trackers Empornium and PureTNA have been dark, with both sites routing to 127.0.0.1. Understandably, users of the sites have been pretty concerned since these pair of giants, which are connected by the same management, have massive memberships and are long-standing mainstays of the community.

To give an idea of size, PureTNA had in excess of 1,329,500 members, Empornium a similar number. At last count PureTNA?s database sat at nearly 67,000 torrents servicing around 630,000 peers. Empornium listed more than 82,000 torrents and 660,000 peers. That?s a hell of a lot of filth and depravity, just how their members liked it.

But for their users, speaking of the sites in the permanent past tense is the sad reality today. The management of both Empornium and PureTNA have confirmed to TorrentFreak that they are ?offline permanently?. Requests for elaboration were declined, but a comment obtained from Breeze, the manager of both sites, said simply: ?Such is bittorrent life.?

So considering that both sites had continued to grow, both in terms of torrents and membership, why suddenly close down?

The main unconfirmed rumor to have gained traction is that due to a lack of investment in code development, both sites have been vulnerable to malicious attacks. This resulted in one or both of the sites being hacked in recent days. Rather than pump money into the sites to prevent this happening again, their hard drives were wiped by the sites? owners to protect user privacy, or so the story goes.

The other rumor, which is circulating on the fringes of the adult entertainment industry, is that the sites buckled under legal pressure, or at least the threat of it. As can be seen from a list retrievable via Google cache which was updated only last week, dozens of porn sites and studios have issued some kind of legal ?do not upload? orders to the sites.

While there may be some triumphant gloating from elements of the porn industry, these lists could merely be an indication that both sites were trying to stay within the law by abiding by the desires of copyright holders who preferred for their material not to be shared on the sites. In any event, with the demise of both sites, that point is moot.

Interestingly, although PureTNA is still listed by Google, a similar search for Empornium draws a a complete blank. As far as the world?s leading search engine is concerned, Empornium doesn?t exist. In the future, those looking for nostalgia will have to settle for the Empornium song from Futuristic Sex Robotz which lives on with YouTube.

Whatever the reason ? hackings, legal pressure, a combination of the two or just plain old lack of interest in continuing ? the sites are not coming back so for BitTorrent porn consumers this certainly marks the end of an era.

Whether Cheggit can cope with the Empornium/PureTNA refugees will remain to be seen. Their servers, in common with the actors in the videos they index, are likely to be puffing and panting for some time.

http://www.btarena.org/news/puretna-com-and-empornium-us-are-down

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Rudy    457

Quite a large closure....But I'm sure other sites will be happy to take in the extra people looking to share ;)

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Southern Patriot    934

Quite a large closure....But I'm sure other sites will be happy to take in the extra people looking to share ;)

Yeah, but quite honestly, no other site had the quality and variety (and the community spirit as well) of posts that Empornium had. If you know of some other good ones I might not know of, pm me.

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Nagisan    248

Yeah, but quite honestly, no other site had the quality and variety (and the community spirit as well) of posts that Empornium had. If you know of some other good ones I might not know of, pm me.

I used Empornium years and years ago, and maybe it's changed since, but I have found Cheggit to be of much higher quality than Empornium....

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ylcard    142

/wrists

All I can say :(

I used Empornium years and years ago, and maybe it's changed since, but I have found Cheggit to be of much higher quality than Empornium....

Definitely, I love Cheggit, sometimes twice a day even.

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HoochieMamma    716

Was wondering why all my torrents were offline :shiftyninja:

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presence06    50

This saddens me :(

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ThePitt    199

google still up :p

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Southern Patriot    934

google still up :p

LOL, yeah, but a lot of the torrents you find on Google ultimately came from Empornium!!

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Subject Delta    108

There are no shortage of places to get porn, I am sure this won't leave much of a dent :p

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AJerman    761

Dammit! Where ever will I find porn now?! laugh.gif

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Southern Patriot    934

I used Empornium years and years ago, and maybe it's changed since, but I have found Cheggit to be of much higher quality than Empornium....

For me it is quite the opposite. I've tried Cheggit in the past (and even tried it again just now), and for some content it is OK, but for other stuff (certain models and video series), it simply has little or nothing, while Empornium was much better. I guess depending on what you are looking for, you results will vary.

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presence06    50

For me it is quite the opposite. I've tried Cheggit in the past (and even tried it again just now), and for some content it is OK, but for other stuff (certain models and video series), it simply has little or nothing, while Empornium was much better. I guess depending on what you are looking for, you results will vary.

nvm...

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Southern Patriot    934

There are no shortage of places to get porn, I am sure this won't leave much of a dent :p

As I just said above, for certain models or certain video series, there simply was no other good source (other than the original sites of course). Yeah, you can find porn everywhere, if you aren't looking for a specific model or video. If you are, you were far more likely to find it on Empornium.

And while Cheggit's search is arguably better, Empornium had things laid out much nicer, and easier to simply browse for new things.

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CPressland    176

Okay Neowin! THIS IS WHAT WE DO BEST!

Now, I have the Hardware and the Bandwidth. Lets join together and create a EmPureTnium from scratch. All I need are PHP and MySQL Devs. LETS GET IT ON... Virtually!

Last time I checked my stats I'd uploaded 7TBs to that damned website. Lets make the dream happen again and rebuild it!

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Vice    1,593

I dunno why but reading these posts and also having a picture of you (roadwarrior) used as your Avatar really makes me shudder. The visual of you downloading pornography and looking for 'certain models and certain series' is not something I want to imagine. :blink:

What is with all you guys downloading porno from these torrent sites? - First of all you download _so much_ porn that a single paid subscription couldn't sustain your appetite? - And secondly it's stealing and you are just posting it all out in the open like it doesn't matter. Flaunting Neowins rules in the process. I had no idea Neowins community was so depraved.

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Damo R.    29,658

oh noes! :alien:

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presence06    50

I dunno why but reading these posts and also having a picture of you (roadwarrior) used as your Avatar really makes me shudder. The visual of you downloading pornography and looking for 'certain models and certain series' is not something I want to imagine. :blink:

What is with all you guys downloading porno from these torrent sites? - First of all you download _so much_ porn that a single paid subscription couldn't sustain your appetite? - And secondly it's stealing and you are just posting it all out in the open like it doesn't matter. Flaunting Neowins rules in the process. I had no idea Neowins community was so depraved.

I feel dirty now.. :cry:

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Miuku    1

Am I the only one who cringed at;

... a sizeable number of porn fans both empty handed and with nowhere to put their seeds.

:D

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De.Bug    19

A sad day for the world of porn.

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CPressland    176

And while Cheggit's search is arguably better, Empornium had things laid out much nicer, and easier to simply browse for new things.

Agreed, Tagging is great for searching, but poor for browsing.

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Sem XL    52

This is a sad sad day

dont use them anymore and havent in a long while but the memories will live on forever

got some real classics from the both of them that i still have on my hdd to this day :cry:

:blush:

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CGar    18

Looks my special folder won't be collecting anything for a while haha

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Singh400    184
There are no shortage of places to get porn, I am sure this won't leave much of a dent :p
Exactly what I thought. XXX is freely available.

I'm sure the users of those sites (never actually heard of them!) will be thankful when they realise the amount they are saving by not buying Kleenex's in bulk!

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CPressland    176

I'm sure the users of those sites (never actually heard of them!) will be thankful when they realise the amount they are saving by not buying Kleenex's in bulk!

I haven't used Kleenex since I was like 13, I use my girlfriend now :)! LMFAO!

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