(TORRENT FREAK).-The Pirate Bay has set sail to a new domain for the third time in a week. After just a few days Peru decided to suspend the site’s .PE domain forcing the torrent site to move to the Guyana-based .GY ccTLD. The Pirate Bay team is not too worried about the domain whack-a-mole and says they have some 70 domain names in reserve, and plenty of other options for people to access the site.
hydraThe past week has been a busy one for The Pirate Bay’s IT department, with the site skipping from domain to domain every other day.
After pressure from anti-piracy group BREIN the notorious BitTorrent site first lost its .SX domain. In a response The Pirate Bay moved to Ascension Island’s .AC ccTLD, and facing another suspension it switched to Peru’s .PE domain a few days later.
However, TPB did not receive a warm welcome in Peru either.
The Pirate Bay team has informed TorrentFreak that the .PE domain was suspended a few hours ago, without prior warning. This means that the site had to switch to the fourth domain in a week, and this time it settled for thepiratebay.gy, using the Guyana based .GY ccTLD.
It’s unclear for how long the Co-operative Republic of Guyana will allow the site to use its domain name, but TPB is 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.”
Through court cases and informal threats the entertainment industries are working hard to render The Pirate Bay unavailable. Despite these efforts the site remains online, and the most recent domain suspensions do not seem to bother the site’s operators too much.
The site’s traffic has dropped approximately 15% in recent days, but The Pirate Bay expects that this will eventually rebound as people find the site’s new home. According to TPB it remains easy to access the site as the old .SE and .ORG domains still redirect to the new domain.
“Just Google for it,” the Pirate Bay team told us.