The crew of The Pirate Bay has had a hard time keeping the ship afloat over the past few days, something which has caused considerable downtime.
For a lot of people, the site still displays a Cloudflare error message across the entire site, and many proxies are affected by the downtime as well.
Not everyone is affected equally though. In some regions, the site loads just fine. That said, there are reports that, even then, uploads are broken and searches turn up blank.
TorrentFreak reached out to the TPB team but we have yet to hear more about the issue. Judging from past experience, however, it’s likely down to a small technical issue with part of the infrastructure that needs fixing.
Pirate Bay down
The Pirate Bay has had quite a few stints of downtime in recent months. The popular torrent site usually returns after several hours, although it can take longer on occasion.
But there’s some good news for those who desperately need to access the notorious torrent site.
TPB is still accessible through some proxies and its .onion address on the Tor network, via the popular Tor Browser, for example. The Tor traffic goes through a separate connection and works just fine.
New uploads are coming through as well, although these appear to be mostly from upload bots.
As always, the site’s admins and moderators are asking people to refrain from panicking while waiting patiently for the storm to subside, but seasoned TPB users will probably know the drill by now…