The Pirate Bay update: Torrent site continues to face mounting anti-piracy actions

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User-favorite torrent site The Pirate Bay continues to have both good and bad times in its operations. Recently, it was observed that the TPB domain has been unstable as it faces stronger anti-piracy threats.

According to Yibada, users have had mixed fortunes when trying to access the website. Reportedly, most of the fans see an "Error 520 Bad Gateway" message when trying to browse the site. This is only for the full version, however, as the industry follower revealed that the torrent site continues to work on its CloudFlare level page.

Those who gain access to the CloudFlare site are greeted with an alert: "This page ( is currently offline. However, because the site uses CloudFlare's Always OnlineTM technology you can continue to surf a snapshot of the site. We will keep checking in the background and, as soon as the site comes back, you will automatically be served the live version."

Meanwhile, as the website continues to have an intermittent presence online, the web administrators continue to find ways to stay in operation, even in the midst of mounting anti-piracy actions. The most recent of these anti-TPB threats is United Kingdom's decision to require the six largest ISPs in the region to block content which infringes on copyright.

However, MNR Daily reported that users found a workaround for this blockade by changing their connection from HTTP to a robust HTTPS.

In addition, TPB itself is also trying to come up with efforts against anti-piracy actions. According to Torrent Freak, the website recently went live through a new domain for access, in addition to the intermittent six primary domains for the torrent site.

However, although the domain and website access for TPB continue to grow, the connections remain intermittent. To date, the new .ms domain name also has been unstable, much like the original .org and .se website domains of the torrent site.