Popular torrent site KickassTorrents has lost access to its Kickass.so domain name and is currently offline. If you happen to look up the domain it is now listed as banned by the .SO registry.
KickassTorrents receives millions of unique visitors a day and is one of the most used sites on the internet. Its popularity only increased when ThePirateBay was taken offline late last year.
Because of the sites content being a prime target of copyright holders they have moved their domain over the past few years to evade law enforcement. The .SO Somalian TLD seemed to be a safe haven, but apparently that is not the case as the domain is now listed as “banned”.
As a result of the domain seizure users are no longer able to access the site. Showing resiliency just like ThePirateBay KickassTorrents has already reverted back to the Kickass.to domain name and the site is accessible by most people now.