Kickass Torrents, the world’s largest torrent portal,yesterday that it finally set up a .onion URL, meaning the site is now also mirrored on the Dark Web as well, mainly as a backup for the main service.
Seeing that Kickass Torrents is many times more popular than The Pirate Bay, the site’s ownership seems to be getting ready for an assault on its domain names.
New .onion domains will serve as a backup
If you haven’t been keeping up with piracy related news, The Pirate Bay has lost most of its domains,, and can now be accessed only via its .org and .onion domain names.
The Pirate Bay’s Onion URL is uj3wazyk5u4hnvtk.onion, while Kickass Torrents’ new Onion URL is lsuzvpko6w6hzpnn.onion.
Onion links can be accessed only via the Tor Browser, residing on the Tor’s secure and anonymous network. The classic Kickass Torrents URL will continue to work, even if accessed via the Tor Browser.
The Onion URL is more of a backup domain, as mentioned above, in case the primary URLs get taken down by various copyright groups, which recently have become very active. No excessive traffic is expected on the .onion URL.
Onion links are not the only thing the Kickass Torrents staff copied The Pirate Bay in. Previously, in February, The Pirate Bayvia a Torrents Times-like technology, a few days later.
Kickass Torrents 2FA support is now officially live
Besides a new Dark Web presence, Kickass Torrents staff also announced the official launch of its two-factor authentication service, about which we reported being in the works.
2FA support is now live, making Kickass Torrents the first site to add two-factor authentication to its service.