Pirate Bay ccTLD World Tour Moves On Again

Posted in: Domain Names at 19/12/2013 15:19

The Pirate Bay's world tour has moved to another ccTLD after the Peruvian option was cut off after only a few days. This time TPB has moved to Guyana (.gy).

This week has been especially busy for TPB with the .sx (Sint Maarten) option cut off after pressure from the Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN. And this was only eight months after it was forced to change from .se (Sweden). From .sx, TPB had a brief stopover in .ac (Ascension Island) before moving for what it hoped was a more permanent stay in .pe.

However while it would obviously hope the stays would be more permanent, TPB says they have more than 70 domain names, by which one would assume they mean ccTLDs, in reserve.

The .pe option was suspended yesterday without prior warning reported TorrentFreak, which has been keeping tabs on TPB's moves. And it means the site has had to switch to its fourth ccTLD in a week.

TorrentFreak reports it is unclear how long the Co-operative Republic of Guyana will allow the site to use its domain name, but they are ready to relocate again if needed.

"We have some 70 domain names left, so eventually we will find one that sticks," a Pirate Bay insider told TorrentFreak. "A few domains have been prepared so we can switch over whenever's needed."


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